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All winners get valuable support and promo from Vevo, including carousel placement, programming/playlist impressions and social media promotion.

The Radar Awards, held at YouTube Space London, celebrate great new music videos.
There's categories for independent, unsigned music video directors worldwide
and there's categories for up & coming artists & bands with great music videos.
Our prizes are all about boosting artist, band and director careers, through powerful new contacts and massive media promotion.

The Radar Awards will be held at YouTube Space London
on Thursday, 14th July 2016
They'll be filmed in front of an invited audience of nominees, judges, industry partners,
festival & education partners, media partners and the press.

Celebrating independent music video directors and up & coming artists with  great music videos.

Presenting the awards...the very fabulous broadcaster & DJ Yasmin Evans

And here's the judges and guests:


Eligibility depends on whether you're an artist/band or a director:
- an up & coming (ie not charted in Billiboard or UK Official top 100 charts) artist can submit a video made by a signed director
- an unsigned director can submit a video for a chart-placed band.

Videos must have been released after Jan 2015

You DON'T need to be a Radar member or have a Radar-commissioned video!
The Radar Awards are open to emerging talent of all sorts, from all over the world.

Full terms and conditions on the Entry Form.

Prizes & categories

Our prizes can supercharge your career!

As well the great Vevo promo slate, the overall artist / band winner will receive a Marshall amplifier of their choice from the hand wired, boutique Astoria range.

As well as the great Vevo promo slate, the overall director winner gets the top of the line Amazon package of Jungle, top-notch film production software.
Plus an annual Radar membership.
Plus automatic entry to the UKMVA 2016

Both overall winners get an extremely comprehensive press campaign about the win to over 450 media titles worldwide (in conjunction with your publicist if necessary).

Artist / band prizes & categories
All winners - Vevo promo slate including carousel placement, playlisting and social media promo
Overall winner, best up & coming Artist/Band Video:
CMU, Music Week, Hypebot, Record of the Day guaranteed coverage.

Genre category winners:
Dance / EDM - Mixmag and Earmilk guaranteed coverage
Hip hop / Grime - FACTmagDummyMag and The Line of Best Fit guaranteed coverage
Indie / Folk / Rock - The405, DIYmag and Earmilk guaranteed coverage.

Director prizes & categories
All winners - Vevo promo slate including carousel placement, playlisting and social media promo

Overall winner, best up & coming Director video:

Jungle post-production software package, automatic entry to UKMVA, Radar membership and PR campaign to +450 media trade & consumer titles.

best concept / narrative arc - Pulse Films work alongside/mentorship

best location / character - Somesuch & Co work alongside/mentorship

best Radar-commissioned - Partizan work alongside/mentorship

best tech - lighting / cinematography - Kode work alongside/mentorship
best tech - editing - tbc
best tech - art dept or glam - My Accomplice work alongside/mentorship
best animation / VFX - The Mill work alongside/mentorship
best live - HK Corp work alongside/mentorship
best student - Wanda work alongside/mentorship
Best director, selected from category winners - tbc, plus submission to the UKMVA, the industry's most prestigious awards for established music video directors.
Winners get guaranteed coverage in leading music video industry press, including PromoNewsStashSource Creative, Word is Cheap, 1.4, Shots and Videostatic.
Nominees prize pool: post-production workshops with Adcan winners, submission to Austin MVFsubmission to Encounters, credit for Raindance film education and events, submission to ECU Film Festival, education credit for London Film Academy, education credit for Met Film School, memberships of Creative Circle, submission to IMVF.

Free for all entrants!
Every entrant to the awards is also eligible for 30 days free of Stash Magazine - the leading Animation and VFX media title. To claim your obligation-free copy, just say yes when we contact you late May/early June.

Radar Awards are proud to be supported
by these great partners:


At the time of submission, director entrants cannot be signed to a production company which produces broadcast television commercials. The restriction doesn't apply to entrants signed to production companies which produce online-only commercial contents. Directors entering the Awards should be prepared and able to pick up an internship or mentorship with one of our partner production companies, with a view to possibly becoming signed by that production company in their local territory.
Artists & Bands
‘Best Music Videos’ is open to emerging artists and bands worldwide. 'Emerging’ means the artist or band has not featured in either the UK Official Chart Top 100 or the Billboard Top 100.

any questions, email Heather@RadarMusicVideos.com

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