ASA – WDC (IYoS) Most Interesting Sound Contest

The Washington DC Regional Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America,

In Honor of the International Year of Sound 

Invites you to Participate in the

 2020 Most Interesting Sound in the Region Contest!

(“I don’t always listen, but when I do listen to sounds, I listen on the ASA-DC Region web page…”)

With a $50 Prize !

Entries are due by 9:00 PM on Wednesday May 13, 2020, via E-Mail.

The Washington DC Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) invites you to participate in the 1st Most Interesting Acoustic Sound Contest.  You could win a $50 Gift Card!

The contest is open to any ASA member that lives in the Washington DC Regional chapter area, including Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.  First place winner will receive $50.  Entries are to be submitted via email.

Most Interesting Sound  – Contest Rules:  Contestants are asked to record the sound that they want to submit via email.  Contestants must record the sound and save it as a “wav” file.  The sound must be less than 10 seconds in duration.  Only one entry per contestant.

Judging/ Scoring: The competition will be scored by ASA-DC members by completing an online survey attached to the ASA-DC Region Web site (this one).  We will notify members that it is time to vote in late May.  The scores will be counted, and the winner will be notified by email by Friday June 15 at 11:00 pm and posted on this web page.  Scoring criteria will be on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best) in each of these categories:  Originality (30 pts), Oddness (20 pts), Visual interest of the spectrogram (we will post them) (30 pts) and memorable-ness (20 pts).

Prizes:  The ASA-DC Regional chapter is sponsoring this event.  First prize is $50.

TO REGISTER:  Please RSVP to Dave Lechner (

Additional Information:

David Lechner (  / Shane Guan (

ASA — DC Chapter Facebook:

ASA – DC Chapter Twitter:  @ASAChapterDC

Sound Recording Ownership:  All participants agree that their recorded sound may be used in publicity about this event and presentations about ASA-DC Chapter activities, and may be posted on the ASA-DC Regional Chapter web site and Facebook page.