This is the Final Voting Ballot for the 2022 Audio Verse Awards.


Thank you for taking the time to vote for who you feel is the best in Audio Fiction. As art is subjective we use a preferential voting system to determine the results of these awards. These instructions are to prevent fraudulent voting and abuse. To begin, all voters must be 13 years of age or older, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Purpose: This round of voting will narrow the number of nominees down to 5 winners in each category. You will be asked to input your name and a valid contact email so we may follow up with questions about your ballot and inform you of the next round of voting.

Voting: Voting involves ranking nominees (e.g., first choice, second choice, etc.) across two questions for new and existing nominees. You will be asked to rank at least one (1) nominee in each of the two categories, but beyond that, you may vote to rank as many as you choose. Please rank based on what you believe is best, We use a Modified Borda count to ensure fairness in voting.

Showcase: We offer a Nominee Showcase so you may listen and familiarize yourself with the nominees. You are not required to listen to the showcase prior to voting, but it does highlight the breadth and depth of this year’s audio drama and will facilitate informed voting.

Ballots: You are only allowed to cast one (1) ballot. Once you’re done voting, you will receive an emailed copy of your ballot as proof of a successful submission and that your vote was cast. However, we reserve the right to disqualify any ballot if we find evidence of any fraudulent activity such as multiple submissions or the use of automation software. We also reserve the right to collect any information indicating the use of automation or other tools used to submit ballots fraudulently.

Validation: Three data scientists will review all ballot data independently to validate the results. Ballots resulting from the fraudulent activity will be disqualified by the agreement of all three data scientists.

If there are any questions about the ballot or something is unclear, contact the AVAs Team at

If you need to take a break from the form, for any reason, please use the save and continue in the upper-right corner. Please hydrate, eat, rest, spend time with your family, listen to more audio fiction or do whatever you need to do. PLEASE. You should receive an email with a link to continue your ballot later. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam folder before reaching out to the AVAs team; we have yet to lose a ballot.

We estimate it will take a minimum of 15 (Fifteen) minutes to cast your ballot, but your own inner conflict and indecision may adjust that estimation. We recommend voting on a desktop over a mobile device, and try to be free at least thirty (30) minutes, if not more.

By submitting a ballot in this round you agree to be contacted by the awards about the results and the next round of voting opening.

Voting is open through Monday, December 5th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Best of luck to all the nominees!

-The Audio Verse Awards team.