CATEGORIES

BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION

Broadcast Advertising

Original compositions that were created specifically for use as part of a television or cinema advertising campaign. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium and used in this space during the eligible window are acceptable.

Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising

Original compositions created specifically for advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium and used in this space are not eligible for entry in this category.

FEATURE FILM SCORE

Original compositions that were created specifically for a feature film score. This category does not include title sequences or film trailers. A single scene or a selection of excerpts from a film (of up to a maximum duration of 5 minutes) can be entered for consideration.

TELEVISION PROGRAMME SCORE

Original compositions created for a television programmme as part of it's incidental score. This category does not include television title sequences or programme trailers. A single scene or a selection of excerpts from an episode or series (up to a maximum duration of 5 minutes) can be entered for consideration.

TELEVISION PROGRAMME TITLES

Original composition created especially for a television programme's title sequence. 

SHORT FILM SCORE

Original compositions that were created specifically for a short film score. A single scene or full length film can be entered for consideration.

Film TRAILErs / promos

Original compositions created specifically for use as part of a film trailer or promo, created for any medium.

TV TRAILERS / PROMOS

Original compositions created specifically for use as part of a TV trailer or promo, created for any medium.

Gaming trailers / promos

Original compositions created specifically for use as part of a game trailer or promo, created for any medium.

BRANDING + IDENTS

Original compositions created specifically for branding purposes. This category includes sonic logos, brand identities and channel identities.

BEST SYNC

THE HUMMINGBIRD MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST SYNC IN A TV COMMERCIAL

Use of existing music in television and/or cinema advertising. Music originally licensed for another advertising medium that is broadcast during the eligibility window with client approval on television is also acceptable.

Online, Viral + Ambient Advertising

Use of existing music in advertising in the online, ambient and digital domains. Tracks originally licensed for another advertising medium and used in this one are not eligible for this category.

FEATURE FILM (SINGLE SCENE)

Use of existing music in a selected scene from a feature film.

TELEVISION PROGRAMME (SINGLE SCENE)

Use of existing music in a selected scene from a television programme.

FILM TRAILERS / PROMOS

Use of existing music in a film trailer or promo, created for any medium.

TV TRAILERS / PROMOS

Use of existing music in a TV trailer or promo, created for any medium.

GAMING TRAILERS / PROMOS

Use of existing music in a game trailer or promo, created for any medium.

BEST BRAND + BAND PARTNERSHIP

Brands that engage an artist / band in any medium, and that uses the synergy of brand values and artist profile to enhance and communicate a campaign, be that an advertising campaign, a product launch and / or an album campaign etc. This might be in single or multiple media and does not have to include broadcast media.

BEST RE-RECORD OR ADAPTATION

BROADCAST ADVERTISING

Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for an advertising campaign aired on television or in cinemas. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.

ONLINE, VIRAL + AMBIENT ADVERTISING

Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.

FILM TRAILERS / PROMOS

Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for a film trailer or promo. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.

TV TRAILERS / PROMOS

Re-recorded, remixed, re-arranged and/or re-interpreted versions of existing musical works created specifically for a TV trailer or promo. Cover versions already in existence are not applicable and should be entered into the relevant Sync / Use of Existing Music category.

BEST SOUND DESIGN

TELEVISION ADVERTISING

Creative use of sound and sound effects in television advertising. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window on television are also acceptable.

ONLINE, VIRAL + AMBIENT ADVERTISING

Creative use of sound and sound effects in advertising in the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Commercials originally created for another medium are not eligible for this category.

THE WAVE STUDIOS AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A FEATURE FILM

Creative use of sound and sound effects within a feature film. A single scene or excerpts from the film can be entered for consideration.

SHORT FILM

Creative use of sound and sound effects in a short film.

TELEVISION PROGRAMME

Creative use of sound and sound effects within a television programme.  A single scene or excerpts from the programme can be entered for consideration.

RADIO ADVERTISING

Creative use of sound and sound effects in radio advertising. Commercials originally created for another medium that are aired with client approval during the eligibility window are also acceptable.

FILM TRAILERS / PROMOS

Creative use of sound and sound effects in film trailers or promos created for any medium.

TV TRAILERS / PROMOS

Creative use of sound and sound effects in TV trailers or promos created for any medium.

GAMING TRAILERS / PROMOS

Creative use of sound and sound effects in game trailers or promos created for any medium.

BRANDING + IDENTS

Creative use of sound and sound effects in sonic logos, brand identities and channel identities.

BEST AUDIO MIX IN A COMMERCIAL

Manipulation and handling of all audio elements used to create a commercial's final mixed soundtrack. Work can be entered from any advertising medium.

BEST VOCAL DIRECTION + PERFORMANCE IN A COMMERCIAL

The best vocal performance in a commercial in any medium.

BEST USE OF PRODUCTION MUSIC

the universal publishing production music award for best use of production music in BROADCAST ADVERTISING

Use of production music in television and/or cinema advertising. Music originally licensed for another advertising medium that is broadcast during the eligibility window with client approval on television is also acceptable.

ONLINE, VIRAL + AMBIENT ADVERTISING

Best use of production music in advertising for the non-broadcast, ambient and digital domains. Compositions originally created for another advertising medium are not eligible for this category.

FILM TRAILERS / PROMOS

Use of production music in a film trailer or promo.

TV TRAILERS / PROMOS

Use of production music in a TV trailer or promo.