David Knight - 24th June 2014

The UK Music Video Awards 2014 – 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 UKMVA website now accepting entries.

The starting gun has now been fired on the process that will culminate in the big night of the year for music videos in a few months time. For the second year running, the UK Music Video Awards' annual ceremony will be held at the Southbank Centre in London - on Monday, November 10th.

And with a wide range of awards recognising innovation, creativity and technical excellence in music videos, the MVAs have introduced a change in the entry procedures this year which means that music video makers can now enter over 30 separate categories.

For the first time, as well as accepting entries for it's numerous Best Video and Technical categories, its possible to enter into all the MVAs' categories for Individual Achievement, including Best Director, Best New Director and Best Producer.

Furthermore, there is a brand new award in the Individual section, for Best Video Artist, recognising the contribution of a band or an individual artist who has delivered an outstanding set of videos in the past year.

As in previous years, 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 the full range of technical achievement awards of previous years, the Best Interactive Video award, Best Live Coverage and Best Music Ad, the Icon Award – recognising an individual’s outstanding career in music videos – and Video of the Year.

Here is the line-up of awards at the UK Music Video Awards 2014:

  • 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
  • The Icon Award
  • Best Video Artist
  • Best Commissioner
  • Best Producer
  • Best New Director
  • Best Director
  • Video of the Year

With a couple of exceptions, entry to all the awards above is now open 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 2013 and July 31st 2014.

Entry forms are to be found and completed at the website, and terms and conditions for entering the awards can be found hereThe deadline for entries for these categories is Wednesday, 6th August.

Following the entry deadline, all entries in the best video, technical achievement and individual 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 2014 will be announced in early October, ahead of the seventh annual UK Music Video Awards ceremony at The Southbank Centre on November 10th.

For more info go to: UK Music Video Awards 2014 website

David Knight - 24th June 2014

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