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Mystery voices and winners revealed

If you’ve downloaded the latest Earshot Creative Review podcast you’ll already know the results of the Hobsons Mystery Voice competition. If you haven’t heard it yet I thoroughly recommend you make time for it.  Matt Lomax from Kiss and James Stodd from the BBC are in the podcast and they’re both characteristically good.

Meanwhile, here are the competition results at a glance and the audio of the prize draw which was conducted for no apparent reason on the edge of the desert in Namibia (although the Namibian capital Windhoek is built on Win, clearly).

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The answers

Male voice: Bob Golding
Female voice: Bethan James

Runners up

Each runner-up wins a T shirt of their choice from

  • Ben Townsend from the UK
  • Brad Piper from the USA
  • Jen Maine from the UK

Big winner

  • Harvey McCabe from the UK

Harvey wins a one hour studio recording session with a Hobsons voice artist of his choice. He also gets the rights to use the audio from the session on any of his production in perpetuity and the support of the Hobsons studio manager, Jonathan.

Harvey told me a little about himself.

“Well I’m 20, and a student at King’s College London. I study English Language & Communication, but for the last year or so I’ve been contributing to my student radio station, KCL Radio. The station only a couple of years old and at the moment we’re just publishing podcasts (news/music/features etc.) on our website.

Last September we were kitted out with our first studio as a result of a bursary from the University. Since then I have been working on one-off podcasts, doing features on events in London and at King’s and having a go at covering the chart show.

Recently I’ve been working on my own show for September with a friend, which will be a combination of music, interaction with listeners, and various features. This will give me a great opportunity to practice my production skills, whilst learning more.

Production is my passion and I hope to work in this area as a career after University. This summer I will be working at two radio production companies for work experience and the rest of the time will be spent working on my show for September.”

Many congratulations to all winners and thank you to everybody who took part. We had a huge amount of fun with the competition and our sponsors Hobsons will be delighted with the amount of voice searching around their site the competition prompted. A win-win indeed.