Eligibility Requirements & Entry Fees

Work must have first aired/been made public between:
March 1, 2018 - March 1, 2019

Airing is defined as commercial release, commissioned by a client, for television, theater, the Internet, mobile phone, or any other medium able to deliver motion picture imagery.

Commercials 'as aired' have no running time limit. Cut-down versions of lengthy spots are acceptable, however they should be cut-downs of the 'as aired' versions (i.e., no directors' or agency cuts). Please indicate the running time of the full length piece so that judges understand that what they're viewing is a cut-down version.

Directors' cuts and unaired versions of existing aired commercials will be disqualified.

Entries may be submitted by music production companies, composers, record labels, music publishers, agencies, advertisers or any individual or firm creating or providing music and/or sound for commercials, branded content, promos or trailers.

Only commercials aired in the United States or produced from the U.S. office of a production company or music company for an international market are eligible for entry

Please send one check payable in US dollars, for the total amount of the entry fees. Entry fees may be paid online by credit card, and will be assessed a 3.25% processing fee. For international entrants wishing to pay via wire transfer, please call (212) 929-3000 for details.

Checks should be made payable to the Association of Music Producers (AMP) and sent along with a copy of your invoice to:

AMP Awards
3 West 18th St., 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: (212) 929-3000
Fax: (212) 929-3359

Entry fees are as follows:

A single entry: $125.00

The same entry in additional categories: $100.00

AMP members in good standing are entitled to a 20% discount to entry fees.

Early Bird Entries are for AMP members only and are entitled to a 30% discount to entry fees.

Entries will not be accepted after the deadlines without confirmation from AMP.
To request an extension, e-mail amp@aicp.com

Late entries are assessed a $35 processing fee per entry.

Entry fees are non-refundable. AMP is not responsible for incorrect or incomplete entries.

Judging Procedures

Initial online judging will be done by members of the Association of Music Producers (AMP). Jury members are prohibited from voting on their own work. A second round of judging will be conducted by advertising and music industry professionals and crafts experts to review the Finalists in each category based on the initial judging results.

A Curatorial Committee is assembled to review the Finalist results and, at its discretion, to make a final decision regarding the single winning entry in each Category. The Curatorial Committee will consist of the current and past Show Chairs, representatives of record labels, ad agencies, music publishers and other industry professionals. (Curatorial Committee members are prohibited from voting on their own work.)