All work submitted must be in the form it was broadcast, published or released with all the logos, trademarks and copy marks intact. Any work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition will be disqualified and in the case of a query by the jury or directors of the Music+Sound Awards the entrant will be required to provide documentary evidence to prove eligibility of entry.


To be eligible for consideration for a Music+Sound Award your work must have been first broadcast or released with client approval, or completed, in the case of short films, between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2019.


2019''s entry window will be open from Wednesday January 9th to Friday March 15th 2019, with an extension of two weeks, at a higher fee, to Friday 29th March 2019. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO DEADLINE EXTENSION BEYOND THIS DATE.


Open for Entries: Wednesday January 9th 2019

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Friday March 15th 2019

Final Entry Deadline: Friday March 29th 2019

Finalists Announced: July 3rd 2019

Winners Announced: July 17th 2019


                                                                          Until Mar 15th               After Mar 15th        

ADVERTISING, TV + FILM ENTRIES                             £140.00                            £154.00                                                                  

ADVERTISING, TV + FILM ENTRIES (DISCOUNTED*)   £130.00                            £143.00                                                     

SHORT FILM ENTRIES                                               £65.00                            £71.50

All fees include a £5 donation to our charity partner, music therapists, Nordoff Robbins and are in addition to VAT, where applicable. 

* PRS for Music, ASCAP, BASCA, Ubem and APRA AMCOS members receive a discount with eligible membership numbers. MPA and Buma members with eligible discount codes.

Technical Specifications

Video Entries

File: .mov or .mp4 files only
Resolution: 1920x1080, or at least 1280x540
Frame Rate: 24fps, 25fps or 30fps
Codec: Mov or Mpeg4, H264
Data Rate: Minimum 5,000kbps / Maximum 10,000kbps
Sound: Linear PCM 48KHz
Maximum file size: 100 MB per minute of footage

Radio Entries

File: .wav or .mp3 files only
MP3: 320 kbps / stereo
WAV: 44.1KHz or 48KHz / stereo interleavedOpe