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GENERAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Content submitted for Universal Dance Awards consideration in all categories must meet ALL eligibility requirements listed in UDA Rules & Eligibility, posted at: www.universaldanceawards.com/rules

For projects released between January 1 and December 31, 2019 a signed UDA Submission Form (USF) and the project’s complete screen credits (PDF, Word or Excel formats) must be received by the UDA committee no later April 6, 2020

A dancer/choreographer’s agent, manager or a representative of the content may submit content in the appropriate categories.

Please note some content may be declined for a category and placed into another category.

The final deadline for all submissions for the general entry categories in the 2nd Annual Universal Dance Awards is April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Content from feature films, narrative live-action, animation, or documentaries must be delivered without logos for consideration.

The general entry categories include the awards for Creative Director, Choreographer, Supervising Choroegrapher, Assistant choreographer, and Dancers.

However, the following Awards categories have additional or separate submission requirements and deadlines: Concept Video, Short Film, Artist Dance Performance

Please refer to the specific Music rule in the Rules & Eligibility link listed above for the following requirements. Nominated Content with particular songs may be muted during the broadcast/stream due to copyright regulations determined by the Production Committee. Refer to Rule 8 for information about the Copyright Regulations.

To submit content for nomination, simply click the "submit for nomination" tab on our website, fill in the form and paste your video content link. Please allow 24 hours for the Regulations Committee to review your request. If approved, you’ll receive an automated email notifying you that your submission has been approved. Your information will be stored for future submissions.

Instructions and FAQs are available on our site to assist you in creating and completing the UDA submission online.

You will need to provide the following information to fill out the UDA Submission Form: Name, Country,

Categories: (See Website)

Content title, Choreographer, and all qualifying performance information: title, running time, and all applicable info
Producer names and contact info

All content must include music artist(s) name and copyright info. This info must be included for all nominations to be finalized (ALL categories)

Once the information is entered online, you give consent to contact you via email for follow up information

A copy of the content’s complete screen credits (front-and-end cast and crew credits, also known as legal billing) must be uploaded with the once nominated. The complete screen credits must be readable and printable; PDFs or Word documents are preferred. Upload screen credits that appeared on the project itself; do not use outside sources (such as IMDb or other databases). End-rollers must be converted to Excel spreadsheets (not PDF). Videos and credits blocks are accepted. Please note THIS INFO IS MANDATORY and must be received before your April 6 in order for your video content to be placed in the voting due!

Submitters on all entries agree to allow UDA access to any clip from the submitted video, to be used with the presentation, broadcast, stream and any other exhibition is association with the Universal Dance Awards. By submitting a video for consideration, the submitter grants UDA the irrevocable right to use the choreographer and dancers name, likeness, performance, attributes, voice and biography in connection with the awards show and related activities and the broadcast and dissemination of the program in all media now know or hereafter devised, without payment or further consideration.

A high res version of all content without logos is required for submissions for all categories. The Universal Dance Awards voting committee will request a high-res version of the dance content if it receives a nomination(s) in the event the version submitted does not meet the requirements for broadcast/streaming

If a submission receives a nomination it is the responsibility of the submitter to deliver to UDA a broadcast quality reproduction of the nominated work for the awards show.

Submitters agree to make all reasonable efforts to assist UDA in securing all required consents, copyright, licensing clearances and talent releases to securing clips for use in the live awards show and the stream/broadcast of the show. Submitters will receive an automated email confirmation once the required materials have been received.

If any further information or verification of eligibility is needed, the Universal Dance Awards committee will contact the submitter listed on the original submission form.

All nominated high res videos must be sent downloadable exclusively via Vimeo or Dropbox.
~ Awards/Prizes ~

All nominated dancers will be acknowledged and awarded accordingly. Please note all nominated dancers will receive 1 complimentary. Nominated choreographers will only receive 1 additional complimentary ticket. No exceptions!

Only “credited” dancers who appear in the video (e.g. Sag) will get statuettes. Dancers who appear in the content but that are not credited will receive a certificate.

Please note for content with multiple choreographers ONLY 2 choreographers will be awarded if award is given for that category.

Universal Dance Awards will be held August 12, 2020.

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