My Sound Of All Human Knowledge submissions

Due to the rise of voice assistants of different kinds, Wikimedia Foundation decided to get a sound logo, and following a long-standing tradition, this was made as a contest. It was opened in September last year and ran until October. They received 3,235 submissions from 2,094 participants in 135 countries. Then in December, after preselection down to 10 finalists by a committee, there was a community vote.

I thought it was a fun challenge, and I also have some recording capabilities thanks to the podcast I am hosting. So after a bit of tinkering, I managed to make two submissions.

Aha, I did not know that!
Mark that, it seems important!

Now, while it was fun, I don’t think I was even near being a finalist. Those ten were in another league, all excellent.

And now in March, the winner has been presented, and I like it a lot, especially the tones in the end. Which word do you think it resembles?

The winning audio and the new Wikimedia sound logo. Thaddeus Osborne, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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