Europe's Seventh Student 3D Audio Production Competition and Finals are held Nov 2023 at TMT in Düsseldorf

We happily announce the call for Europe's Seventh Student 3D Audio Production Competition, and vdt (German tonmeisters) will host the event in cooperation with IEM Graz and present the final ranks of the finalists in a public ceremony around at Tonmeistertagung in Düsseldorf (Nov. 8th – 11th) live and via internet live stream, complemented by on-demand browser playback via Cat3DA.

IEM calls for students' works to be submitted to Europe's Sixth 3D Audio Production Competition that is going to be hosted at IEM in Graz, with vdt, ORF musikprotokoll as partners. The call is issued for the three production/composition categories:

(1) contemporary / computer music

(2) audio drama / documentary / soundscapes

(3) music recording / studio production.

The required format to deliver is a 5th order Ambisonic track as multi-channel file in .WAV or .CAF that comply with the AmbiX format (SN3D, full 3D, ACN channel ordering). Below you find a Reaper template project, which already has all the necessary settings and routings to create content for the competition.

Note that while the submission length is still max. 4min for categories (2) and (3), in the contemporary category (1) submission lengths of up to 11min will be accepted that fit common contemporary composition formats.

Please also note that it is important for us to be given a CC-by license by you to enable the competition, its awards, and the virtual appearance of the nominated finalists on We will have the opportunity to present the finalists of category (1) at ORF musikprotokoll in Dom im Berg, Graz, Oct 5th, already before the finals (but without telling the ranking yet :-), and in Austrian contemporary/classic radio program (ORF OE1) around the finals.

For more details, view the official call [pdf].

The submission deadline is June 30th 2024!

The link to the submission portal is:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email:


Official call for Europe's Seventh Student 3D Audio Production Competition

Link to easychair submission system

Navigate to easychair, create a login, and submit title, download link and abstract, as well as documentation pdf of your work! Good luck!