Syncing out loud: Music Week Sync Awards 2018 are go

Syncing out loud: Music Week Sync Awards 2018 are go

It's the biggest and best awards ceremony in the sync sector – and today Music Week can confirm that entries for the Sync Awards 2018 are now open.

Our prestigious Sync Awards – once again celebrating the best sync individuals, teams and placements across a broad range of media over the past 12 months – return for their fifth year, and will take place on October 18 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London. We are delighted to once again be working with the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors in their position as Association Partner for the event, which honours the sterling work done by labels, publishers, broadcasters, agencies and music supervisors in the field.   

The entry process for the Music Week Sync Awards 2018 is now open, which means it's your opportunity to put forward your best work for the year and highlight the achievements of you and your company to the sync industry. All entries must be completed and submitted by August 2, 2018.

Last year was our biggest Sync Awards yet, so make sure you don't miss out on your chance to compete with the best of the best. The eligibility period for submissions should relate to the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Please make sure that your entry only contains evidence of activity that took place during this time frame.

Please note: all entries must be submitted via the online entry form. Entries submitted via any other means or format - including email, post and in person delivery - will not be recognised and will be disqualified. 

Last year, BBC 6 Music breakfast presenter Shaun Keaveny hosted the Sync Awards Ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue. In the Publisher category, Universal Music Publishing triumphed in recognition of syncs including the John Lewis Buster The Boxer Christmas campaign featuring One Day I’ll Fly Away.

Other big winners on the night included Barns Courtney, who was named Sync Artist Of The Year, Bucks Music won the Independent Publisher category, while BT Sport picked up the award for Broadcaster Music Department. Legendary music supervisor Nora Felder collected the award for Overall TV Series Soundtrack, for Stranger Things Series 1 on Netflix.  

Overall Sync Of The Year went to Sky's chilling drama Fortitude and its Season 2 Launch featuring Devil Town by Daniel Johnston. You can read the full list of 2017 winners here and also relive the night with our top moments here.

This year will also see the introduction of an all-new award in the fiercely contested TV category courtesy of the Overall TV Series Soundtrack (International) gong, which will honour the finest TV sync work done outside of the UK.

You can see the full list of 2018 categories below:

Categories & Awards

TV Category 

Best Sync - TV Show (Drama)

Best Sync - TV Show (Sport)

Best Sync - TV Trailer

Overall TV Series Soundtrack (UK)

Overall TV Series Soundtrack (International) – in association with the Guild of Music Supervisors

Music Supervisor – TV

Film Category

Overall Film Soundtrack

Best Sync – Film

Best Sync - Film Trailer

Music Supervisor – Film

Video Games Category

Best Sync - Video Game Trailer

Music Supervisor – Video Games

Advertising Category

Best Sync - TV Advert

Best Sync – Online/Viral Advert

Music Supervisor – Advertising

Team Category

Sync Team - Record Company  

Sync Team - Independent Record Company

Sync Team – Publisher

Sync Team - Independent Publisher

Sync Team - Broadcaster Music Department

Partnerships Category

Best Branded Entertainment

Best Social Media / Online Partnership

Grand Finale

Sync Artist of The Year

Sync of The Year

This year, Music Week has overhauled the judging process to make it more comprehensive and transparent than ever. All awards will have a specially curated judging panel of experts. To access the essential guide containing an overview of the Music Week Sync Awards 2018 categories, criteria, entry process and judging process head to: But don't delay – remember, entries close August 2. May the best sync win!

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