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Your video is eligible for the 2017/2018 AVAs if:

1. It was released to the public between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Public release date is the time at which your work became available online for free or paid consumption by the public.

2. It has not been considered in a previous year for AVAs or a CARA video award.

3. It is entirely a cappella (uses no instruments).

4. A submission application form has been filled out on carawards.org and submitted by October 1.

Submission Instructions

Fill out the submission application form at carawards.org. If you have questions or would like to follow up on receipt of the form, email the Awards team at awards@casa.org.

A Cappella Video Awards Timeline

September 18

Application for nominators and judges are due.

If you would like the opportunity to participate in the AVA process, please fill out our nominator/judge interest form. You may apply at any time during the year to be a nominator in the upcoming cycle. All applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

October 1

Submission application form due.

The submission application must be completed out by this date in order to be considered eligible.

October 2

Nominations begin.

October 30

Nominations end, 11:59 PST

November 14

Nominees are announced and judging begins

Nominees are announced in all categories; judges log in to the awards system and begin assessing and ranking the nominees.

December 11

Judging ends, 11:59 PST

February 10

Winners are announced live at LAAF and on www.casa.org

One winner and one runner-up is announced for each of the awards.