David Knight - 2nd July 2013

The UK Music Video Awards 2013 is now open! The UKMVAs 2013 – the premier awards show dedicated to celebrating the best work in music videos from the UK and around the world – has launched today, with the new UK Music Video Awards 2013 website now accepting entries in a wide range of categories that recognise innovation, creativity and technical excellence in music videos and music-related visual content.

It’s the start of the build-up that will lead to the sixth annual UKMVAs being held at a glitzy ceremony in the late autumn - at a venue and date to be confirmed shortly.

This year’s UKMVAs features nearly all the awards that were included in last year’s biggest-ever show. Once again, there are honours for best British, International and Budget video in each music genre recognized by the MVAs – Pop, Dance, Urban, Indie/Rock, and Alternative.

There is also a full range of technical achievement awards - with the Best Telecine award of previous years now named Best Colour Grade. There is a brand new award - Best Interactive Video – and the all the MVAs' prestigious Individual awards are returning - for best director, new director, producer and commissioner. There will also be an Icon Award, to recognise an individual’s outstanding career in music videos, the People’s Choice Award, voted by the public, and Video of the Year.

Here are the awards at the UK Music Video Awards 2013:

Best pop video – UK, international, budget
Best indie/rock video – UK, international, budget
Best alternative video – UK, international, budget
Best dance video – UK, international, budget
Best urban video – UK, international, budget
Best animation in a video
Best art direction and design in a video
Best choreography in a video
Best cinematography in a video
Best editing in a video
Best styling in a video
Best colour grade in a video
Best VFX in a video
Best interactive video
Best live coverage
Best music ad – TV or online
People’s Choice Award
The Icon Award
Best Commissioner
Best Producer
Best New Director
Best Director
Video of the Year

Entry to most of the awards above is open now at www.ukmva.com, where the work itself can be uploaded. All entered work must have been completed and delivered to its commissioner between August 1st 2012 and July 31st 2013.

Entry forms are to be found and completed at the website, and terms and conditions for entering the awards can be found at here. The deadline for entries for these categories is Friday, August 2nd.

As with previous years, following the entry deadline, all entries in the best video and technical achievement categories will be judged by the MVA Jury Members – invited members of the UK music video industry – via a two-round judging system. All entries will be initially judged by juries courtesy of the online voting platform on the website.

In the second round, juries will be voting on the final shortlist and winner. All Jury members will also be invited to vote on the Individual award categories. Invitations will be sent to those selected as MVA Jury Members in the next few weeks – and if you wish to ensure that you are considered as a Jury Member, please send an email entitled ‘MVA Jury Membership’ to the MVAs team at info@ukmva.com.

Nominations for the UK Music Video Awards 2013 will be announced in early October, ahead of the awards ceremony itself a few weeks later.

For more info go to: UK Music Video Awards 2013 

David Knight - 2nd July 2013

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