The only awards show of its kind to exclusively honor voice-over professionals, the Voicey Awards features 9 categories of significance and prestige, including Best Male Voice, Best Female Voice, Best New Voice, Best Child Voice, Best Teen Voice, Best Voice Team, Best Foreign Voice, Best Personal Branding, and Lifetime Achievement.
Similar to awards such as the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, honoring actors and filmmakers, the Voicey Awards recognize voice actors and voice talents for their contributions and efforts over the year in the voice over industry.
Voice talents and voice actors are hired for their vocal talents to complete various projects for organizations, companies, and institutions requiring voice over services including commercials for radio and television, promos, movie trailers, audio book narration, podcasts, videos, animation, videogames, telephone recordings and more. Theirs are the voices that are heard but not seen.
The Founding of The Voicey Awards
Sponsored by Voices.com, a panel of three judges were handpicked to represent the voice industry for the 2007 Voicey Awards, including voice over instructor and former voice talent agent Nancy Wolfson, celebrity voice talent and author Rodney Saulsberry, and Burbank producer Marc Graue, also a voice actor, respectively. Since then, the Voiceys have instituted one judge per category.