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Music Video of the Year

AWARD OVERVIEW

Music Video of the Year

The Music Video Award is presented for an original music video. The recording artist or band, the director are born and or reside in the Durham region. The video can be any genre and is released for public consumption through established video outlets. The music video is the authorized video for a recorded single or track.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility period is April 1, 2021 through to March 31, 2022. YouTube will be used as a primary source for verification. Two of the following three elements must apply: 1. Recording artist or Band are born and or reside in the Durham Region. 2. The Video Director (and or production team) are born and or reside in the Durham Region. In this case, the video supports music from an artist or song that originates outside the Durham Region. 3. The video is shot in the Durham Region. Where an artist or band or the video director does not reside in or originate from the Durham Region, consideration will be given to the entity that resides in or originates from the Durham Region. The award is for an original music video that is not more than 10 minutes in length, featuring the performance of not more than one song.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 30Scoring finalized

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

july 20public voting opens

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on the OMA website from July 20 to August 20 for public voting.

aug 20public voting closed

Public voting will end on August 20. All votes will be accumulated and the recipient(s) for each award will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

sep 23RECIPIENT(S) revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

sep 23winner revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

May 15submissions Closed

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

sep 23winner revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
Submissions open

May 15submissions close

Jun 15JUDGES VOTING ENDS

sep 29winner revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will  screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions, voting for their top three picks. The votes will determine the top three finalists and recipient. The top three vote getters will be listed as nominees. The recipient (winner) will be revealed at the award ceremony.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will  screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions, voting for their top three picks. The votes will determine the top three finalists and recipient.

july 15JUDGES
VOTING ENDS

The top three vote getters will be listed as nominees. The recipient (winner) will be revealed at the award ceremony.

sep 29winner revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

APRIL 30submissions close

MAY 21FINALISTS DETERMINED

JUNE 1NOMINEE
ANNOUNCEMENT

sep 29winner revealed

Between March 15 to April 30, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on April 30. The Nominating and Voting Committee will screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the top three finalist.

The Nominating and Voting Committee will vote within the top three finalist to determine the winner. The winner will be announced during the OMA show on September 29.

The top three nominees are announced and posted on the OMAs website.

The top vote getter will be announced in the award show September 29.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to April 30, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

APRIL 30submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on April 30. The Nominating and Voting Committee will screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

MAY 21FINALISTS DETERMINED

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the top three finalist.

The Nominating and Voting Committee will vote within the top three finalist to determine the winner. The winner will be announced during the OMA show on September 29.

JUNE 1NOMINEE
ANNOUNCEMENT

The top three nominees are announced and posted on the OMAs website.

The top vote getter will be announced in the award show September 29.

sep 29winner revealed

Order of Events

March 15
submission open

APRIL 30submissions close

MAY 21scoring finalized

juNE 1public voting Opens

JULY 15public voting closes

sep 29winner revealed

Between March 15 to April 30, a public callout for submissions will be made.  Submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on April 30. The Nominating and Voting Committee will screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on The OMAs' website from June 1 to July 15 for public voting.

Public voting will end on July 15. All votes will be accumulated and the winner for each award will be announced during The OMAs' show on September 29.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Storyline 20%

Edits 20%

Originality 20%

Sound Quality 10%

Cinematography 20%

Consumption data (YouTube views) (10%)

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ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to April 30, a public callout for submissions will be made.  Submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

APRIL 30submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on April 30. The Nominating and Voting Committee will screen all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

MAY 21Scoring finalized

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

JUNE 1public voting opens

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on The OMAs' website from June 1 to July 15 for public voting.

JULY 15public voting closed

Public voting will end on July 15. All votes will be accumulated and the winner for each award will be announced during The OMAs' show on September 29.

sep 29winner revealed