37 categories across 15 areas

The Motion Awards celebrate the full breadth of motion design.

Commercial

Feature Film

Documentary

Events

Interactive / Experiential

Gaming

NFT

Open Format

Infographics

Sound

Student

TV / Streaming

Sports

News

Rainbow Award

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

fees​ (per entry)

EARLY April 18 - May 1 $298
GENERAL May 2 - Sept 12th $398

student fees

EARLY April 18 - May 1 $128
GENERAL May 2 - Sept 12th $198

eligibility

All entries must have appeared publicly online, on-air or in a festival or event in 2021. Read the full eligibility requirements here.
Commercial

CommercialCampaign

A series of related spots advertising a product, service or event.

examples

submission format

Single video montage
Commercial

CommercialSingle Spot

A single spot advertising a product or service

examples

submission format

Single video
Documentary

DocumentaryFilm Graphics

A system of motion graphic elements within a documentary film

examples

submission format

Single video montage
Documentary

DocumentaryTitle Sequence

Title sequence for a documentary feature

examples

submission format

Single video
Events

EventsTitle Sequence

Title sequence for a live event (e.g. conference, festival, summit)

examples

submission format

Single video
Events

EventsLive Event Graphics

A system of motion graphic elements presented within the context of an event (e.g. award show, concert, sporting event, news event)

examples

submission format

Single video montage
Feature Film

Feature FilmFilm Graphics

A system of motion graphic elements within a feature-length film

examples

submission format

Single video montage
Feature Film

Feature FilmTitle Sequence

A title sequence within a feature-length film.

examples

submission format

Single video
Gaming

GamingTitle Sequence

Title sequence for a game

examples

submission format

Single video
Gaming

GamingGaming Promo

A single spot created to promote a game

examples

submission format

Single video
Infographics

InfographicsCommercial

Explanatory or educational video promoting a product or service

examples

submission format

Single video
Infographics

InfographicsSocial Good

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

examples

submission format

Single video
Interactive / Experiential

Interactive / ExperientialInstallation / Experiential

Motion design for an installation, projection or location-based experience (not necessarily interactive)

examples

submission format

Case study video or video montage
Interactive / Experiential

Interactive / ExperientialUI / UX

Motion design in the context of a user interface for a game, website or application

examples

submission format

Case study video or video montage
Interactive / Experiential

Interactive / ExperientialAR / VR

Motion design in the context of a virtual reality or augmented reality experience

examples

submission format

Case study video or video montage
News

NewsGraphic Package

A system of motion graphic elements intended to present information within a news program for television or streaming

examples

submission format

Single video montage
News

NewsPromo

A single spot prominently featuring motion design created to promote a news program for television or streaming

examples

submission format

Single video
News

NewsTitle Sequence

A single spot prominently featuring motion design created to promote a news program for a television or streaming channel

examples

submission format

Single video
NFT

NFTMotion Design NFT

A related Motion Design NFT

examples

submission format

Single video of the NFT
Open Format

Open FormatMusic Video

Music video prominently featuring motion design

examples

submission format

Single video
Open Format

Open FormatShort Film

Any short form self contained piece with a narrative emphasis

examples

submission format

Single video
Open Format

Open FormatExperimental

Any short form project exploring novel aesthetics, production methodologies and/or technologies

examples

submission format

Single video
Rainbow Award

Rainbow AwardRainbow Award

Content specific to the LGBTQIA+ community.

examples

submission format

Single video
Sound

SoundMusic Composition

Original music composition for a motion design project

examples

submission format

Single video
Sound

SoundSound Design

Original sound design for a motion design project

examples

submission format

Single video
Sports

SportsGraphic Package

A system of motion graphic elements intended to present information within a sports program for television or streaming

examples

submission format

Single video montage
Sports

SportsPromo

A single spot prominently featuring motion design created to promote a sports program for television or streaming

examples

submission format

Single video
Sports

SportsTitle Sequence

Title sequence for a sports program for television or streaming

examples

submission format

Single video
Student

StudentCommercial

A project advertising a product or service

examples

submission format

Single video
Student

StudentInteractive / Experiential

UX/UI motion design in the context of a user interface for a game, website or application

examples

submission format

Single video
Student

StudentOpen Format

Experimental, short film and music videos

examples

submission format

Single video
Student

StudentTitle Sequence

Motion graphic title sequence

examples

submission format

Single video
Student

StudentInfographic

Explanatory or educational video

examples

submission format

Single video
TV / Streaming

TV / StreamingID Campaign

A series of identification spots created for a television or streaming channel

examples

submission format

Single video montage
TV / Streaming

TV / StreamingNetwork Branding

A system of motion graphic elements intended to brand an entire television or streaming channel

examples

submission format

Single video montage
TV / Streaming

TV / StreamingShow Graphics Package

A system of motion graphic elements intended to brand and/or present information within a television or streaming show

examples

submission format

Single video montage
TV / Streaming

TV / StreamingShow Promo

A single spot prominently featuring motion design created to promote a television or streaming show

examples

submission format

Single video
TV / Streaming

TV / StreamingTitle Sequence

A single spot prominently featuring motion design created to promote a television or streaming show

examples

submission format

Single video