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2024 Music Video

The Shark Music Video Awards is an annual event (typically held in the month of May) that celebrate the best in music video production. Our mission is to recognize the hard work and dedication of the creators.

We bring together record label commissioners and production experts to judge the best work of the year. If you are a music video creator, join us and submit your work to be considered for The Shark Awards.


Our 2024 panel of judges is currently being selected

Categories - £110

+vat if applicable

  • Best Music video

  • Best Music video for low budget <10k

  • Best Animation

  • Best Artiste Perfomance

  • Best Casting

  • Best Choreography

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Colour Grading

  • Best Direction

  • Best Editing

  • Best New Director

  • Best Post Production VFX

  • Best Production Design

  • Best Writing/Idea/Concept

Competition Rules

  • For 2024 the MV must have been “completed” and “aired" no earlier than 1st January 2023.

  • Open for Entries 1st October 2023

  • Closing dates for entry is 28 February 2024

  • Films previously entered at a Shark Awards Festival are not eligible even if it was in a different category than the one that is now being considered.

  • The jury reserves the right not to make any award in any category if the creative standard has not been met.

  • The Shortlist (Finalists) will be published on our website 3rd May 2024. The winners will be announced at our new MV Brighton UK festival ion 23rd May 2024

  • Best in Category may be awarded to more than one winner. There are no Bronze or Silver awards, we go from Finalist to Winner, with the successful entrant receiving a coveted Black Shark.

  • Irish companies/individuals may enter work into both Ireland and International categories. These are two separate competitions. As a national show, work entered into Ireland categories will compete with other Irish entries only. Work entered by Irish companies/individuals into the International categories will be judged against International work

  • The decisions made by the jury are their personal subjective opinions and for reasons of confidentiality we do not provide further comment on individual entries.

  • You grant us permission, if requested, to use a still image (of your choice) for publicity purposes on our website and social media pages.

  • Irish Entries should be directed by an Irish Passport holder and produced in Ireland by an Irish production company, and for 2024 entered by an Ireland Registered company.

  • Record Label, MV Production Company of the Year (selected from all categories), MV Edit House of the Year (selected from the editing category only) & MV VFX/Post House of The Year (selected from VFX, grading & animation categories) are calculated on a points system and includes shortlisted work. A minimum of 2 winners for different music videos is required. Shortlist 1 point,  Best in Category (winner) 3 points, Grand Prix 5 points. With exception to Record Label points are awarded to entrant company only.

  • Best MV for Low Budget may also be entered into Best MV category (two different entries). 

  • Best New Music Video Director - the work submitted must have been completed no earlier than 1 Jan 2022 - the Director may not have directed any other work before this date, otherwise he/she cannot be considered as 'New'. There is no age limit in this category.

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