In an age where looks and presentation are everything, the music video is almost as important as the song itself. The LA Music Video Awards recognizes the best music videos from this past year.

Nominations are open until May 8th. The finalist will be announced on June 14th and winners will be determined by a combination of industry insiders and fan votes. A red carpet, cocktail hour and awards ceremony will be held at Covina Center for the Performing Arts in Covina, California.

Each category is awarded on LA Music Video Awards trophy and a write-up in Rockwired Magazine.

Rules & Regulations

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Refund Policy: Because entries will have been processed and entered into the system, no refunds will be granted.


To be eligible for the 2021 competition, entries must have been first produced, released, exhibited, screened, aired or shown online between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.


Select the category that most closely relates to your submission's type of genre. There is an entry fee for each category you enter. Individual entries are evaluated for their intrinsic merits – without comparing them with others. Each entry is, in effect, in competition with itself, and is measured by our international award-winning jury of experts using an industry-accepted standard of excellence.

A musician may enter multiple achievements in a category if the achievements are for different programs.

The award committee reserves the right to increase the number of nominees in any category.

The award committee reserves the right to not have ANY nominees in a category if the work submitted does not reach our level of excellence.
See Categories listing for definitions and additional explanations.


Finalists will be announced June 14 th and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held Los Angeles in September 2021. A laureate will be sent to winning contacts following the awards presentation.

Tickets are available for purchase on FilmFreeway. Each nominated project will receive TWO (2) complimentary tickets to attend the show regardless of the number of nominations or number of individuals in the submitted project. Additional tickets may be purchased on FilmFreeway.


When submitting your credits, be aware that if your entry is a winner the name of the category, and title of the entry will appear on the award which is given to each winning entry. We also include the year of the competition. Finalists, when notified, will be given the opportunity to update and correct credits. However, if no corrections are made, credits listed during the entry process will be considered the credits of record.

Overall Rating
  • Sky Mac

    Great people, offering a great service to musicians still dedicated to the art of making music videos.

    March 2021
  • Toby Wulff

    It was a great pleasure and honor being a part of the LA Music Video Awards. Thank you Jowanna & Team for everything.

    February 2021
  • Anita Aysola

    Thank you to Jowanna And the LA music video awards. I am honored to have been a part of this. Despite not being able to screen in person due to Covid, Jowanna took great lengths to make this experience special. I am so grateful for her efforts and also the great honor I received by winning best social commentary video. Thanks again Jowanna and LA music video awards!

    October 2020
  • Susan Toni

    Had a great experience with the LA Music Video Awards. Jo made the best of the pandemic and still held the ceremony. She was very communicative and helpful.

    September 2020
  • Farnaz Ohadi

    This is was a wonderfully positive experience. Despite the complications of COVID and all the unknowns and technical issues, Jowanna was phenomenal as she worked hard to keep this festival very positive, and worth attending even virtually. The caliber of submissions were quite high and it was an honor to be included and to win best song in video award as well. I wish the festival the very best as they navigate these uncharted waters and hope to attend in person in the future. <3

    September 2020