The Schallwelle Awards
Since 2009, schallwende together with media and event organizers active in the traditional electronic music genre orchestrate the Schallwelle Awards, where the best national and international albums and artists will be honored for their particular achievements on a per year basis. Besides artists and albums, further prizes are given to special categories for best newcomer, and, of course, a special award for great accomplishments or life time achievements, respectively.
While awards on albums and artists are voted for by fans of the genre and a jury together, receivers of special awards are chosen by the jury only. The fan voting is open to anyone and is held online.
Usually in spring of the following year, the awards cermony takes place to praise and hand over the Schallwelle to the winners of the votings.