The Music Week Sync Awards are back for 2017, complete with a number of brand new categories and a new, bigger venue to accommodate phenomenal demand after last year’s bash.
Taking place on Thursday, October 19, this year’s ceremony will be held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, as the cream of the music industry comes together to celebrate the most innovative companies, projects and individuals from the sync sector.
In order to ensure all areas of this ever-evolving market are fully covered, we are introducing a selection of new categories for 2017. These include Overall TV Series Soundtrack, Overall Film Soundtrack, Best Sync – Video Game Soundtrack, Music Supervisor – Video Games, Best Branded Entertainment and Best Social Media/Online Partnership.
These new categories will sit alongside fiercely contested Sync Awards staples, such as Sync Artist Of The Year (won by Jamie N Commons in 2016) and Overall Sync Of The Year (won by Grace’s You Don’t Own Me in 2016).
We also have an all-new entry process this year, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. Full details and criteria for each category can be found at the Sync Awards website. Nominations are now open.
• The entry period for which the activity/detail of the entry must fall within to be valid is June 2016 – June 2017
• Entries MUST be submitted via the Sync Awards website. Entries delivered via other means (including email) will be disqualified/returned with the instruction to enter via the website.
• Please adhere to the criteria and complete the requested criteria to the best of your ability.
• Please note that the detail of the entries is confidential and will not be published without prior consent being sought, however entry material will be shown to the specialist judging panel.
Now in its fourth year, the Music Week Sync Awards has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as the only award event of its kind in Europe to celebrate and recognise the contribution that sync makes to the creative industries.
Please see below for the full list of 2017 categories. You can view the full list of winners from 2016 here.
TV SYNC CATEGORY
BEST SYNC - TV SHOW (DRAMA)
BEST SYNC - TV SHOW (SPORT)
BEST SYNC - TV TRAILER
OVERALL TV SERIES SOUNDTRACK (NEW FOR 2017)
MUSIC SUPERVISOR - TV
FILM SYNC CATEGORY
BEST INDIVIDUAL SYNC - FILM
OVERALL FILM SOUNDTRACK (NEW FOR 2017)
BEST SYNC - FILM TRAILER
MUSIC SUPERVISOR - FILM
VIDEO GAME SYNC CATEGORY
BEST SYNC - VIDEO GAME TRAILER
BEST SYNC - VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK (NEW FOR 2017)
MUSIC SUPERVISOR - VIDEO GAMES (NEW FOR 2017)
BEST SYNC - TV ADVERT
BEST SYNC - ONLINE/VIRAL ADVERT
MUSIC SUPERVISOR - ADVERTISING
SYNC TEAMS CATEGORY
SYNC TEAM - AGENCY
SYNC TEAM - RECORD COMPANY
SYNC TEAM - INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY
SYNC TEAM - PUBLISHER
SYNC TEAM - INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER
SYNC TEAM - BROADCASTER MUSIC DEPARTMENT
PARTNERSHIPS CATEGORY - NEW FOR 2017
BEST BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT (NEW FOR 2017)
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA / ONLINE PARTNERSHIP (NEW FOR 2017)
THE GRAND FINALE
SYNC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
OVERALL SYNC OF THE YEAR