The Audies 2021 Call for Judges

Dear Potential Audies Judge,

Thank you for your interest in serving as a judge for the Audie Awards! This requires a deep appreciation of the audiobook format, the ability to think critically, a substantial time commitment, and a healthy respect for deadlines.

Titles submitted for consideration in the 2021 competition will be distributed by digital download, available to you during the judging period on A limited number of titles that are not available through Audible will be distributed on CDs or USB drives.

You'll need to be able to download audiobook files to your smartphone, MP3 player, tablet, or computer, using the Audies Audible account. But if you've never done that before, don’t worry! We have good customer support from

The Audio Publishers Association, sponsor of the Audies, appreciates your time and dedication.


Mary Burkey
Audies Competition Chair