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UK Music Video Awards 2023 launches today and now open for entries!

UK Music Video Awards 2023 launches today and now open for entries!

Promonews - 14th June 2023

The UK Music Video Awards, the leading global awards programme for music video creativity and craft, has launched its 16th annual event today - and is now open for entries.

The UKMVAs has opened its doors today (June 14th) for the UK Music Video Awards 2023, with the premier awards show for music video production now accepting entries for work accomplished in the UK and around the world in music video and related areas during the past year on its website, in 36 separate categories.

And the launch of UKMVAs 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of the very first UKMVAs, back in 2008.

Entrants can submit their work via the official website at, from now until the entry deadline on August 2nd 2023. Details of how to submit can be found on the Entry Info page of the website.

Work entered at the awards must have been completed between August 1st 2022 and July 31st 2023, and can be entered in a range of categories covering directorial achievement by music genre, technical and craft achievement, live video, and special projects, while there are also awards for individual achievement in several different fields of endeavour.

The awards programme will culminate in a celebration of world-beating visual work on Thursday 26th October when the UK Music Video Awards will return to Magazine London on the River Thames in the Greenwich Peninsula for a second time, following the successful presentation of the UKMVAs 2022 ceremony at the venue last year.

Submissions should be made until the entry deadline at midnight, August 2nd 2023 (BST). Entry criteria for each category is on the UKMVAs website. The categories are:

Best Pop Video – UK
Best R&B / Soul Video – UK
Best Dance / Electronic Video – UK
Best Rock Video – UK
Best Alternative Video – UK
Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK
Best Pop Video – International
Best R&B / Soul Video – International  
Best Dance / Electronic Video – International
Best Rock Video – International
Best Alternative Video – International
Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International
Best Pop Video – Newcomer
Best R&B / Soul Video – Newcomer  
Best Dance / Electronic Video – Newcomer
Best Rock Video – Newcomer
Best Alternative Video – Newcomer
Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer
Best Live Video
Best Special Video Project
Best Performance in a Video
Best Production Design in a Video
Best Styling in a Video
Best Hair & Make-Up in a Video
Best Choreography in a Video
Best Cinematography in a Video
Best Colour Grading in a Video
Best Editing in a Video
Best Visual Effects in a Video
Best Animation in a Video
Best New Director
Best Director
Best Director of Photography
Best Producer
Best Production Company
Best Commissioner
Best Agent

Since its inception in 2008, the UKMVAs has grown into the most important annual event in the calendar for the world of music video production.

Louise Stevens, event director of the UK Music Video Awards, says: “For 15 years the UKMVAs has been championing music video as an artform, and the community behind it who strive to help artists express themselves via ever more creative and innovative visuals.  As we kick off this year’s Awards, we’re excited to uncover once again the projects and the talent behind them who continue to demonstrate that music video is such a fertile and dynamic genre of filmmaking."

UKMVA editorial director David Knight adds: “In a year that has brought a new set of challenges for music video production, in the UK and elsewhere, music video makers continue to demonstrate the value of the medium to the music industry. We have seen fantastic work in the past year that demonstrates the importance of the music video in asserting an artist’s identity, and showcasing their music.

"Once again, this year’s UKMVAs will celebrate the very best work, and honour the talented creatives involved in making that work. We're very excited to begin that journey today.”

• UK Music Video Awards website here

Promonews - 14th June 2023


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