Categories

With 30 categories across 8 areas, The Motion Awards celebrate the full breadth of motion design.

Only one project per category will be crowned winner. No second place. No runner-ups.

Note: To be eligible, all submitted work must have gone online or on air in 2016.

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Broadcast

Broadcast

ID Campaign

Description

  • A series of identification spots created for a content channel (broadcast or online)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

Network Branding

Description

  • A system of graphic elements intended to brand an entire channel (broadcast or online)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

Show Graphics

Description

  • A system of motion graphic elements intended to brand a show and/or present information within a show (broadcast or online)
  • Show can be recurring (series) or a special event
  • Show can be live or pre-taped

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

News Graphics

Description

  • Motion graphic elements intended to present information within a news program (broadcast or online)

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

Sports Graphics

Description

  • Motion graphic elements intended to present information within a sports program (broadcast or online)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

Promo

Description

  • A single spot or series of spots created to promote a show (broadcast or online)

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

News Promo

Description

  • A single spot or series of spots prominently featuring motion design created to promote a news program (broadcast or online)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Broadcast

Sports Promo

Description

  • A single spot or series of spots prominently featuring motion design created to promote a sports program (broadcast or online)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
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Commercial

Commercial

Campaign

Description

  • A series of related spots (2 or more) advertising a product or service (broadcast, online and/or social media)

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Commercial

Single Spot

Description

  • A single spot advertising a product or service (broadcast or online)

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Commercial

Social Media

Description

  • A series of videos (or GIFs) created to promote a product or service on social media channels

Examples

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
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Interactive

Interactive

Experiential

Description

  • An installation, projection or location-based experience (not necessarily interactive)

Submission Format

Case study video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Interactive

UI/UX

Description

  • Motion design for an application, website or game

Submission Format

Case study video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Interactive

AR/VR

Description

  • Motion design for a virtual reality or augmented reality experience

Examples

Submission Format

Case study video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
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Short Form

Short Form

Music Video

Description

  • Music video prominently featuring motion design and/or a design-centered approach to filmmaking

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Short Form

Short Film

Description

  • Any short form, non-commercial piece

Examples

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Short Form

Solo Project

Description

Submission Format

A single video with full credits

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$149 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$199 USD
Short Form

Social Media

Description

  • A series of videos (or GIFs) created for non-commercial purposes and for distribution on social media

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
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Title Design

Title Design

Event

Description

  • Title sequence for a live event (e.g. conference or festival)

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Title Design

Film

Description

  • Title sequence for a feature length or short form film (online or theatrical release)

Examples

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Title Design

Series

Description

  • Title sequence for a television or web series

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
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Visual Essay/Explanatory

Visual Essay/Explanatory

Commercial

Description

  • Explanatory or educational video for a product or service

Examples

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Visual Essay/Explanatory

Solo Project: Commercial

Description

Submission Format

A single video with full credits

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$149 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$199 USD
Visual Essay/Explanatory

Social Good

Description

  • Explanatory or educational video for a cause, social initiative, public awareness effort or non-profit organization

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$199 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$249 USD
Visual Essay/Explanatory

Solo Project: Social Good

Description

  • Explanatory or educational video for a cause, social initiative, public awareness effort or non-profit organization created primarily by a single person
  • See full rules for Solo Projects.

Submission Format

A single video with full credits

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$149 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$199 USD
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Student

Student

Style Frames

Description

  • Set of style frames or fully designed storyboards created as part of school studies
  • Must be created by an individual student
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

A single PDF

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$59 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$79 USD
Student

Solo Project

Description

  • Video project created as part of school studies by a single person
  • Must be created by an individual student
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$59 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$79 USD
Student

Group Project

Description

  • Video project created as part of school studies by a team of 2+ students
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

A single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Jan. 06, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Feb. 10, 2017)
$59 USD
Late (before Mar. 01, 2017)
$79 USD
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Special

Special

Best New Talent

Description

  • Nominated by judges, voted on by public
  • Candidates must have been working professionally as a motion designer for less than 5 years
  • Up to 10 winners will be announced (no trophies)

Fees

This category cannot be entered directly, so there are no fees. Only judges can nominate candidates.
Special

Best New Studio

Description

  • Nominated by judges, voted on by public
  • Studio must have been in existence for less than 3 years. A studio is defined as group of 2 or more full-time employees working under a shared studio name.
  • Up to 3 winners will be announced (no trophies)

Fees

This category cannot be entered directly, so there are no fees. Only judges can nominate candidates.