David Knight - 29th July 2013

There’s less than one week left to enter work in the majority of the categories in the UK Music Video Awards 2013, with the deadline coming this Friday, August 2nd.

The music genre categories for Best Pop, Dance, Indie/Rock, Alternative and Urban – which include sub-categories for UK, international and budget videos – have seen entries pouring in from home and abroad. But there’s still time to get your videos in front of the judges.

Full definitions of the categories are available on the UK MVA website – where you can also enter your video. And you can also find T & Cs for the awards.

In the music genre categories, UK means a substantial contribution from a UK artist, director, producer or commissioner, or where relevant, commissioned by a UK record company, manager or artist.

International means most of the key roles - artist, director, producer - were filled by non-UK individuals, and, where relevant, commissioned by a non-UK record company, individual or artist.

Budget means that the music videos were made for under £2000 (or equivalent). This category is open to uk and international submissions, but the budget must be translated into sterling.

In the technical categories, there is the usual wide range of awards to celebrate the art and craft of music video production, including art direction and design, choreography, cinematography, telecine, animation, visual effects and styling.

Additional categories in contention include:

• Best Live Music Coverage 
This category is for the best direction of a live music performance from the last year;

• Best Music Ad – TV or Online
This award honours the most creative piece of moving image promotion for a music artist, product, company or service produced in the UK in the past year, or outside the UK for a British commissioning client.

• Best Interactive Video 
This is a brand new award to the UKMVAs, which recognizes work that uses interactivity to extend the boundaries of music video, and the visual representation and promotion of music generally through innovation and creative use of technology. The Interactive Video award is open to both UK and international entries.

All of the contending work must have been completed and delivered to the commissioning client between August 1st 2012 and July 31st 2013.

The entry deadline is this Friday, August 2nd. So make sure you’ve given yourself plenty of time to complete the online entry forms and upload your work by the deadline. The cost per entry is £65 + VAT.

If you’re in any doubt about the eligibility of your entry, or have any other queries, please contact the MVAs team on info@ukmva.com.

David Knight - 29th July 2013

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