Top talent comes from music videos. We want to reward you for it.

See our latest award show here:

Visualizing music is an art. No matter if it’s experimental, performative, direct, graphic, silly, or fun, it is an incredible feeling to see video that encapsulates the feeling of a track. So many of the best visual artists hone their skills in this genre. Spike Jonze, David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, and many other amazing directors even got their start in music videos. We want to find the next great auteur, the next great musician, and the next great music video.

We’re looking for the underground. We’re looking for the artist we haven’t heard of. We’re looking for people who just started out and we’re looking for experienced directors. We’re looking for the new idea. We’re looking for something we’ve never seen before.

We’re waiting for you. Submit now.

See some of our incredible winners on our website and social media, links available on the sidebar.

There are many different categories available to best honor the craft of music videos.

All entries are in the running for Best in Show, but we ask that all submissions are submitted into one of our subcategories. We're sure there will be at least one that fits your project.

For more information and descriptions of the categories, see the sidebar.

In order to get an award, you must possess the proper rights to nominate your project. You must be (for example) an artist, a director, a producer, a studio, a label, or any other entity attached to the project. By submitting a project, you confirm you have the proper rights and authority to do so.

We welcome any style, genre, subject matter, low or high budget, creative work possible. The only restriction is a 10-minute runtime maximum.

All entries are entered to the Best in Show category by default, as well as one category of your choosing. To be reviewed for extra categories, you can pay an extra judicial fee.

By submitting, you give Music Video Awards the right to rebroadcast your submission at any ceremony, physical or virtual, we may hold.

Not all categories may be awarded.

Any additional information you supply with your entry is greatly appreciated!

Physical entries will not be returned.

All entries must be received before the final deadline to be judged.

For non-english projects, please include the lyrics to the track in your submission.

Note that each categories position on the website is subject to change.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc. On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of the Music Video Awards. When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent. It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself. We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustice embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in many societies. We recommend submitting your work to the Music Video Awards and we certainly intend to participate again in the future. Peace and stay safe!

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Chris, thank you for your kind words! We're proud to recognize socially responsible projects and we're glad you decided to be a part of Music Video Awards. We hope to see more from you in the future! Best wishes.


    What a nice film festival! Thank you for offering selecting my music video “Se So Neon: New Youth(Unofficial Music Video)" for the festive. I would like to join this wonderful festival again.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your enthusiasm! We hope you do share more of your work with us. Best wishes for the new year.