Categories

With 30 categories across 10 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.

Fees

Fees are listed per category. We have a limited number of entry fee waivers for those unable to pay entry fees. Just email awards@motionographer.com.

Eligibility

Note: To be eligible, all work must have first been publicly online, on air or in a festival or event in 2017.

Commercial

Commercial

Campaign

Description

  • A series of related spots advertising a product or service (television or streaming media)

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Commercial

Single Spot

Description

  • A single spot advertising a product or service (television or streaming media)

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Commercial

Social Media

Description

  • A series of videos using motion design to promote a product or service on social media

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Events

Events

Event Title Sequence

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Events

Live Event Graphics

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Feature Film / Long Form

Feature Film / Long Form

Film Graphics

Description

  • A system of motion graphic elements within a feature-length film (online or theatrical release)

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Feature Film / Long Form

Title Sequence

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Interactive / Experiential

Interactive / Experiential

Installation / Experiential

Description

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

Submission Format

Case study video or video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Interactive / Experiential

UI/UX

Description

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

Submission Format

Case study video or video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Interactive / Experiential

AR / VR

Description

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

Submission Format

Case study video or video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Interactive / Experiential

Game Title Sequence

Description

  • Title sequence for a game (any platform or device)

Submission Format

Case study video or video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Short Form

Short Form

Music Video

Description

  • Music video prominently featuring motion design

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Short Form

Short Film

Description

  • Any short form piece with a narrative emphasis

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Short Form

Experimental

Description

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

Examples

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$149 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$199 USD

Solo Project

Solo Project

Short Film

Description

  • Any short form piece created by a single person (not including sound design or music composition)

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$149 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$199 USD
Solo Project

Visual Essay

Description

  • Explanatory or educational video created by a single person (not including sound design or music composition)

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$99 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$149 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$199 USD

Sound

Sound

Music Composition for Animation

Description

  • Original music composition for a motion design project

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
Sound

Sound Design for Animation

Description

  • Original sound design for a motion design project

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Student

Student

Group Project

Description

  • Project created as part of school studies by a team of two or more students
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$59 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$79 USD
Student

Solo Project

Description

  • Project created as part of school studies by a single student (not including sound design or music composition)
  • Must be created by an individual student
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$59 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$79 USD
Student

Style Frames

Description

  • Set of boards created for school studies by a single student
  • Must be created by an individual student
  • Must be created for a specific course (online or in-person)

Submission Format

Single PDF file

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$39 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$59 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$79 USD

TV / Streaming

TV / Streaming

ID Campaign

Description

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

Examples

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Network Branding

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Show Graphics Package

Description

  • A system of motion graphic elements intended to brand and/or present information within a television or streaming show
  • Show can be recurring (series) or a single episode/program
  • Show can be live or pre-taped

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Sports / News Graphics Package

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video montage

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Promo

Description

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

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Sports/News Promo

Description

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

Examples

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD
TV / Streaming

Title Sequence

Description

  • Title sequence for a television or streaming series

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD

Visual Essay / Explanatory

Visual Essay / Explanatory

Commercial

Description

  • Explanatory or educational video promoting a product or service

Examples

Submission Format

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 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

Single video

Fees (per entry)

Early (before Dec. 22, 2017)
$149 USD
Normal (before Jan. 19, 2018)
$199 USD
Late (before Feb. 14, 2018)
$249 USD