International Noise Awareness Day (INAD-Italia) 28 April 2021

International Noise Awareness Day (INAD – Italy) will be celebrated on April 28, 2021, resuming activities suspended in 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The theme of the day will be “Let’s listen to the sounds”. This edition is part of the activities of the “International Year of the Sound” (IYS 2020-21), with the aim of underlining the importance of sound in society and in the world, taking into account the landscape and control aspects noise in nature, in the built environment and in the workplace.

Among the various activities promoted as part of IYS2020-21 there is a competition for students from all over the world on the theme of “My world of sounds”.
The competition is structured in two categories:
1) Competition for kindergarten, elementary and middle school students, who are asked to produce drawings, images, patchwork, collages and the like, related to their sound world.
2) Competition for secondary school students, who are asked to write a verse of 4 lines in their mother tongue and / or in English, inspired by the melody and refrain of the song “We are the sounds of our world”.
NB. Musical contributions from lower secondary schools are also welcome and will be used for the production of a music video of the International Anthem of Sound.

All contributions, together with those of other schools in the world, will be edited in a video posted on YouTube and on various social networks, in order to promote the initiative and raise awareness on the topic.

The Italian Acoustics Association is pleased to invite all technicians to participate in the initiative, providing their availability to contact schools and manage support activities for pupils and teachers for the development of competition materials.

Main deadlines:

Submission of the documents to INAD Italy by 30 April 2021;
National winners will be announced and awarded on May 31, 2021;
The evaluations of the international finalists will take place from 1 June 2021 to 15 July 2021;
National and international winners will be announced and awarded on September 15, 2021.

For more information:
IYS 2020-21
– IYS 2020 website:
– facebook page: International Year of Sound 2020
INAD Italy 2021
– AIA website:
– e-mail:

– facebook page: Inad.italia
– facebook group: Noise Awareness Day Italy.

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