2010 – 2015

2015 – Most Popular Novelty Recording
46th Box Office Entertainment Awards: Papel, by Joey Ayala, feat. Gloc 9

2014 – Gawad Kadakilaan para sa Kalikasan
In deep affirmation for the exemplary effort and noble commitment to protect and conserve our environment which the nations of the world and leading global development institutions embodied in the Millenium Development Goals.
Conferred by YouthLEAD Philippines and the I Transform! Campaign, 20th day of September 2014 on the occasion of the Third Philippine I Transform! Young Leaders Convention in Baguio City, Philippines, on the 14th year since the adoption of the United Nations Millenium Declaration.

2013 – Finalist, PHILPOP (Philippine Popular Music Festival)
Composition and Performance: Papel, Joey Ayala feat. Gloc 9

2011 – The PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts
Outstanding Musical Composition: ENCANTADA

2005 – 2009

2009 – Fr. Neri Satur Award for Environmental Heroism
“For promoting environmental awareness and arts education from ancestral roots to new artistic routes of musical expression advocating for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources.”
Awarded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Department of Education, April 24, 2009, in observance of Earth Day 2009.

2008 – Best Musical Score, CineMalaya
For BRUTUS, a film by Tara Illenberger.

2007 – Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Award for Social Artistry
(Joey Ayala) has taught the young generations through his well-celebrated songs, the essence of communion and community, of compassion and service, and of human dignity. He exemplified through his most ordinary actions what it means to be a man of God and a man for others. His passionate commitment to music in teaching values makes him a genuine model of social artistry. Given this 18th day of August 2007, at the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), Quezon City.
Conferred by the Federation of Catholic Schools’ Alumni/ae Associations – FeCaSAA – in partnership with the Good Citizenship Movement – GCM.

2007 – Musical Intelligence Award
For being a role model and inspiration to our youth as someone who uses his intelligence to make a difference in the lives of others and the world we live in.
Conferred by Multiple Intelligence International School, March 17, 2007, Quezon City Hall Grounds.

2005 – Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Nominee, City of Manila

2000 – 2004

2004 – Top Ethnic Singer 9th Tinig Award, National Press Club of the Philippines

2002 – 8th KATHA Music Awards
Best Traditional Song: PAG-UWI, Lyrics by Joey Ayala, Music by Louie Ocampo, Nov. 16, 2002

2002 – Pinakamahusay na Musika, Gawad Urian, Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Best Music Award, Philippine Movie Critics, Batang Westside

2002 – Nominee, FAMAS (Film Academy of the Philippines)
Best Movie Theme Song: Walang Hanggang Paalam, used in the film Bagong Buwan

2001 – Grand Prize Winner, Metropop Songwriting Contest
PAG-UWI, Lyrics by Joey Ayala, Music by Louie Ocampo, interpreted by Martin Nievera

2001 – Best Movie Theme, Metro Manila Film Festival
Walang Hanggang Paalam, in the Marilou Diaz-Abaya film Bagong Buwan

2000 – Datu Bago Award
“for being an outstanding composer-performer-bandleader-lyricist, arranger, writer who has defined the ethnic character of Mindanao music that he renders magnificently well using his voice and indigenous instruments resulting in the consciousness of the Filipino soul of intimations of its moral values and environmental responsibilities.”
Conferred by the City of Davao March 14, 2000, 63rd Araw ng Dabaw, Marco Polo Hotel

2000 – Musikero Award, conferred by High School Batch ’75 Ateneo de Davao University

2000 – Philippines Free Press Annual Literary Award
2nd Prize Winner, Short Story Category, “Life & Times on Chicken Avenue”
Awarded Jan. 24, 2000, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati City

1995 – 1999

1999 – Katha Award
Best World Music Vocal Performance: D’yos, D’yos by Tata Betita
Interpreted by Joey Ayala for the 1998 MetroPop Music contest

1999 – National Fellowship for Poetry. conferred by the University of the Philippines

1998 – NU Rock Awards, Best Music Video: Tabi Po, Nov. 12, 1998

1998 – Katha Awards
Best folk/contemporary folk song vocal performance: Pasasalamat from the album Lupa’t Langit
Nominee for Best reggae recording: Machine Answering from Lupa’t Langit
AFP Theatre, November 5, 1998

1998 – Best Male Artist Award
Conferred by the ABS-CBN Network on ASAP, Aug. 23, 1998

1998 – Awit Award, Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI)
Best alternative recording: Tabi Po from Lupa’t Langit

1998 – 61st Araw ng Dabaw Special Philippine Centennial Citation
“for creating distinctively Filipino music rooted in ethnic rhythms of power and artistry that draws the collective consciousness particularly of the youth to gravitate on environmental and socio-political issues in a profound but entertaining manner. His music and performance art give world-class exposure and glory to our noble Lumads, our National Bird and our country.”
Conferred by The City of Davao

1996 – Special MAGIS Award for Outstanding Alumni
“For creating music that delineates the unique Filipino soul, for defining the ethnic character of Philippine music through the use of native instruments, especially in harmony with foreign instruments like drums and acoustic guitar, and for awakening in the Filipino an awareness of its own heritage as a people . . .”.
Conferred by Ateneo de Manila High School

1990 – 1994

2015 – Most Popular Novelty Recording
46th Box Office Entertainment Awards: Papel, by Joey Ayala, feat. Gloc 9

2014 – Gawad Kadakilaan para sa Kalikasan
In deep affirmation for the exemplary effort and noble commitment to protect and conserve our environment which the nations of the world and leading global development institutions embodied in the Millenium Development Goals.
Conferred by YouthLEAD Philippines and the I Transform! Campaign, 20th day of September 2014 on the occasion of the Third Philippine I Transform! Young Leaders Convention in Baguio City, Philippines, on the 14th year since the adoption of the United Nations Millenium Declaration.

2013 – Finalist, PHILPOP (Philippine Popular Music Festival)
Composition and Performance: Papel, Joey Ayala feat. Gloc 9

2011 – The PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts
Outstanding Musical Composition: ENCANTADA

1970 – 1989

2015 – Most Popular Novelty Recording
46th Box Office Entertainment Awards: Papel, by Joey Ayala, feat. Gloc 9

2014 – Gawad Kadakilaan para sa Kalikasan
In deep affirmation for the exemplary effort and noble commitment to protect and conserve our environment which the nations of the world and leading global development institutions embodied in the Millenium Development Goals.
Conferred by YouthLEAD Philippines and the I Transform! Campaign, 20th day of September 2014 on the occasion of the Third Philippine I Transform! Young Leaders Convention in Baguio City, Philippines, on the 14th year since the adoption of the United Nations Millenium Declaration.

2013 – Finalist, PHILPOP (Philippine Popular Music Festival)
Composition and Performance: Papel, Joey Ayala feat. Gloc 9

2011 – The PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts
Outstanding Musical Composition: ENCANTADA