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Promo News - 19th July 2018

The deadline for entries to the UK Music Video Awards 2018 is now less than two weeks away, with invitations to submit in over 30 categories at this year's UKMVAs, open until midnight (BST) on Wednesday, August 1st.

Once again at the UK Music Video Awards – the premier awards show celebrating the best work in music videos from the UK and around the world – there are honours for best British and International videos, in each music genre: pop, dance, urban, rock, and alternative. There are five more Newcomer awards for videos by new directors for £6K or less, in each of those music genres.

There are also eight awards recognising technical excellence, in animation, choreography, cinematography, colour grading, Editing, Production design, Styling and VFX; plus honours for Best Interactive video, Best Live Video and Best Live Concert. There are also the Individual award categories – for best director, new director, producer, commissioner, and music artist, and the award for best production company.

The UK Music Video Awards 2018 website is now accepting entries for the following awards:

Best Pop Video – UK, International, Newcomer
Best Rock video – UK, International, Newcomer
Best Alternative video – UK, International, Newcomer
Best Dance video – UK, International, Newcomer
Best Urban video – UK, International, Newcomer
Best Animation in a video
Best Choreography in a video
Best Cinematography in a video
Best Editing in a video
Best Production design in a video
Best Styling in a video
Best Colour grade in a video 
Best VFX in a video
Best Interactive video
Best Live video
Best Live concert
Best Artist
Best Commissioner
Best Producer
Best Production Company
Best New Director  
Best Director

All entered work (including work cited in the individual and best production company entries) must have been completed and delivered to its commissioner between August 1st 2017 and July 31st 2018 – so work completed and approved up to and including July 31st will be eligible for this year’s UKMVAs, but not after that date.

To enter work and make individual and company entries, go to the UK Music Video Awards 2018 website. Full definitions of all the categories are available at More entry information is here.

Enter a video or film here

Enter an individual or company here

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

After the entry deadline, the first round of judging for the UK Music Video Awards 2018 will take place in August, with invited MVA Jury Members judging all the entries via the MVAs online voting platform in the first round of judging. A second round of judging will follow, with the nominations for this year's UKMVAs will be announced on September 27th.

The ceremony itself and the afterparty of the UK Music Video Awards 2018, the big night of the year for music videos, takes place for the fourth successive year at the legendary Roundhouse in London on Thursday, October 25th.

Promo News - 19th July 2018

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