Unwrap the Magic: The VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition, Sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica! - The VoiceOver Network

Unwrap the Magic: The VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition, Sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica!


The VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition, sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica, is back, and it’s time to turn your favourite carols into captivating spoken word wonders!


The jingle of bells and the warmth of festive cheer – it’s that time of the year again! 


Get ready to harmonise the holidays with spoken word magic! 


The VoiceOver Network is thrilled to announce the return of its much-anticipated Christmas Song Competition, generously sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica. In this jubilant celebration of creativity, voice actors worldwide are invited to showcase their talent by transforming beloved carols into spoken word masterpieces.


What is The VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition, sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica?


This spirited competition is a platform for voice actors to explore the magical world of spoken word during the holiday season. Participants select their cherished holiday tunes or poems and perform them as spoken word pieces, breathing new life into traditional melodies. It’s an opportunity to showcase not just vocal talent but also creativity, storytelling, and the joy of the festive season.


WATCH this video of previous year’s entries to find your own inspiration.


How To Take Part!

It’s so simple to take part – as easy as jingling bells!


1 – All you need to do is pick a Festive Carol, Song or Poem of your choice.


The twist is, you can’t sing! It can be as funny and creative as you like and involve whatever shenanigans to add spice but you must not sing. Show off your awesome voiceover skills and have fun!


Record yourself speaking the words of the song or poem from anywhere in the world.


Be as creative as you want, we’re looking for something original, unique and festive. The winning entries will be shared across our social media platforms, your submission and use of the hashtag (#VONChristmas23) will be considered consent to share.


Use of Pets/Family/Props are encouraged and welcomed.


2 – When you have recorded your Spoken Word Christmas Carol, post it on as many of the social channels as possible to increase your chances.


Your entry must tag The VoiceOver Network, Sennheiser and audio-technica plus include the hashtag #VONChristmas23 or your entry will not be counted.


Your recording can not be longer than 2 minutes. 

3 – Share your entry around and share other entries too. Get commenting and generate likes on all the entry posts.


You get one entry per social post, per recording, so you can post multiple times across multiple platforms.


If you are selected as the winner you must have your direct messages open as that is how we will contact you. If you are contacted as a winner and do not reply in 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.


Why You Should Take Part in This Competition

For voice actors seeking to immerse themselves in the spirited holiday atmosphere, this competition is an ideal stage. Beyond the thrill of competition, it’s a chance to join a vibrant community, showcase skills, and spread holiday cheer worldwide.


Unleash Your Festive Creativity: Tips for Crafting a Winning Entry

Crafting a winning entry isn’t just about spoken words; it’s about infusing them with heart and creativity. Here are some tips to make your performance stand out:

  • Embrace storytelling: Bring the narrative to life and engage your audience by painting vivid pictures with your words.
  • Emphasise emotion: Channel the holiday spirit through emotive expression, capturing the essence of the season.
  • Utilise props and creativity: Elevate your performance with props, background effects, or unique settings, adding a touch of magic to your entry.


Why Spoken Word Carols Matter: Celebrating the Spoken Voice in the Holiday Season

Spoken word performances hold a unique place in holiday traditions. They capture the emotive power of storytelling, transporting listeners to enchanting worlds filled with festive wonder. The spoken voice adds depth and resonance to age-old tales, connecting hearts and fostering a sense of community.


Spotlight: Prizes Fit for a Voiceover Star

Let’s talk prizes! Sennheiser and audio-technica have generously provided top-tier rewards for our winners:

  • Sennheiser Headphones HD 300 Pro: Dive into unparalleled audio quality and comfort, valued at $199!
  • Audio-Technica ATH-CKS50TW Wireless Headphones worth £149.99
  • Sennheiser Shotgun Microphone MKH 416 P48U3: A professional-grade microphone valued at over $1000, delivering outstanding sound performance!
  • Plus, a free READER ticket to attend any 2024 workshop from The VoiceOver Network, worth over $299!


Join us in celebrating the magic of the spoken word this holiday season! 


The VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition, sponsored by Sennheiser and audio-technica, is your chance to shine, spread joy, and create unforgettable moments. 


The competition is now open for entries and closes on December 11th 2022 at 9pm GMT.


The winner will be announced at our special MEMBERS ONLY Christmas Party Virtual VOND Event on Friday December 15th. 


We would love to have you join us this year for this special occasion to celebrate together!


Let’s Jingle and Mingle with festive cheer. Winners of tThe VoiceOver Network Christmas Song Competition will be announced and we will celebrate with some seasonal songs, some prizes or two to give away, our infamous Quiz, and catch up with each other! 


We can’t wait to see what you create. Merry Competition!


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Let your voice be the soundtrack to the season’s cheer!