Submission deadline of the VMA and VMLC closed on Tuesday April 25th 2017 !
Jurysession May 04th | Announcement of Nominees May 08th 2017 | Award show June 23rd 2017
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How you should submit your work
Competition Criteria "Eye Music"!
The VMA consists of a high-profile jury and focuses on creative aspects in the quality of music visualisations. The artistic focus, the originality, the design and the composition form the focus of the evaluations. Works are evaluated on eye music – are images audible – how is the interplay of image and sound solved.
Information about participants
In a short text of a maximum of 1000 characters, information about the participant have to be given.
These include: name, if applicable artist’s name, date of birth, education and training place, current employment, reference to visual music and, if available, references to the work list.
Your category (VMA / VMLC) ?
The production period and type (use of technology / technologies, hardware / software) should be indicated.
Note: length of work maximum 10 minutes; several works may be submitted
Work length max. 10 minutes FAQ:
What if it is a few minutes longer? – This is ok, but if it comes to a nomination, a 10-minute version has to be delivered.
What if it is significantly longer? – There is a possibility to provide an extract – but this makes the evaluation as a whole more difficult.
Submitting several works FAQ:
Can more works be submitted? Yes!
Can I participate in both categories? Yes! – if VMA is an original work and VMLC is a live documentation – i.e. the presentation of this work.
Data format and resolution
In general, the participants are free to use any media format for the production of their submission.
Letter of Agreement & Copyright
The participant further ensures that the submitted works do not contain any third party content that is subject to copyright protection. In case of third party contributions the participant ensures that he has acquired the appropriate rights. The participant of the competition dispenses the promoters of the award from legal claims of third parties including the expenses of an appropriate advocacy.
Rights for screening and presentation
The submitted works (VMA or VMLC) will be subject to screenings by an expert jury. In the case the work will be awarded or winning it will be publically presented during the prize ceremony.
The authors give the right of use of their works to the organisers of the „Visual Music Award“ for the needs of screening by the jury and public presentations, online presentations and press usage (the latter for up to 90-seconds trailers).
Please sign and submit the „Letter of Agreement“ accordingly.
Submission fee € 0 Euro!
Submission fee € 0 Euro!
The participant does not incur any costs for submission or nomination. Since this is a charitable project without funding, we can not guarantee the cost of a trip to the award show in case of a nomination. Through our sponsors, however, we will try to provide an overnight stay, including an accompaniment and adequate catering, at an early pledge. Students can inquire about the cost of the journey from Germany. Unfortunately, we can not cover international participants for reasons of cost.