28th Awit Awards

GENERAL RULES  AND  REGULATIONS


*Download guidelines & forms below


•     RELEASES

    Entry  materials  must  be  released  and  distributed  in  the  market  only through a PARI member recording                    company.  However,  a  non-PARI  recording  company may  submit  their  entries  or  nominations  directly  to PARI         office  if  they  have business    arrangement   with    a   PARI  member  company   such   as   licensing distribution             and marketing. As such, the maximum five (5) entries per  respective categories per record company still prevail.


•    INCLUSIVE DATES OF ENTRIES/DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

         All entries  must  have been released in the Philippine market from 01 January 2014 to  31 December 2014.                         Deadline    for     submission      of   entries   is      on FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015.

    
•    TALENTS – talents  would  mean  any  composer, arranger, interpreter, executive & line producer  whose  scope  of                                 work in  its entirety and businesses will fall under the interest of the music industry within the                                         Philippine territorial market.
  
•    NATIONALITY

        1.   FILIPINO – any resident  and/or  non-resident  Filipinos  are qualified Philippine passport, or any 2 local                                         pictured ID as proof.

       2.   FOREIGNER – any  resident  and/or  non-resident,  non-Filipino  who  can  show documents   as     an                                               attestation  of   their  Filipino  heritage   are qualified.  Filipino  heritage  is  a must.  Passport and                                     Documents showing proof of Filipino decent.


•     DISQUALIFICATION OF ENTRY/ENTRIES

            Finalists can still be disqualified before, during and even after the judging at anytime if proven  guilty  of                          breach of  Rules and Regulations. A complaint  maybe filed by any   person   to   the   Awards  Committee                        with   sufficient  verifiable    proof. An investigation  shall  be  conducted  by  the Committee  and  submit  its                  findings and recommendations  to   the  PARI Board  who  will render  the  final decision  on the matter.


•    ENTRY RULES

      1.  NO. OF ENTRIES  -  AWIT  shall  accept  maximum of five (5) entries  for any of  the  respective categories  per                             record  company. An artist shall be allowed only one (1) entry per category  unless the artist has 2 or                             more albums  released during  the inclusive date, with that, only  one (1) entry  per  album  per  category                          will  be accepted.  However, please  nominate  only  those  that are truly deserving.
     
       2.  DOUBLE ENTRIES  -  Entries  from  compilation album  will not  be accepted if the same entry  is  already                                     included  in  an  artist’s album release.

        3.  NOMINATION/S PRE-REQUISITE   -   Nominations   shall   be  accepted  only from  PARI member  recording                              companies and non-PARI member companies  with business arrangement with PARI member company.
                                          
        4.  REMIX RECORDING – not accepted in any category. Remix Recording is an alternative version of the Original                             Song usually with altered tempo, pitch, equalization, or with added audio elements like disco beats and                         sound effects.

         5.  Please indicate in the  Entry Form  if the  nominated song  is a hidden track in the CD.

        6.  LICENSES – if  an  entry  is  an  Adaptation  or  a   Cover  Version,  all necessary Licenses  should  be  obtained                              first  from  the  Publisher of the said musical work.

        7.  Only the NEW SONGS from a Repackaged album could be nominated as entry.

 
  
•    ENTRY FORMS

       Entry forms  are available at PARI Office or download from
       www.awitawards.com.ph .  Must be completely filled up  and  duly signed by the
       head of the PARI member company  and the non-PARI member company.

      
•    NOMINATION FEES ET AL.

        1.    Each  nomination   must  be   accompanied  by nomination  fee  and minimum of two (2) CDs original album.

        2.    Nomination fees are set at P600.00 for the first 3 (three) nominations per category. P1,000 each for the                                 succeeding nominations per category.  Maximum nominations per category is 5 (five) for each Record
                    Company.

        3.    Non-payment   of   nomination fees   will   mean   a   breach  on  the  rules  and regulations   of   the   award                          body,   and   may   be   subjected   to disqualification.



•    THE SCREENING AND JUDGING


        1.  The   number  of   Screening Committees  and  Board of Judges  shall depend onthe  volume  of nominations in                     each category.  Each Committee and Board shall have no less than five (5) members and no more than nine                     (9) members.

        2.   Members  of   the   Screening    and   Judging  Committees   will   be   randomly selected depending on the                             award’s categories.

        3.   The  Screening Committees  shall   choose  the  top 5  or  less  finalists  as  they    may   deem  qualified   in                          each  category   based   on   the   respective   criteria.  There  may  be  more   than  five (5)  finalists only if                     there is a tie in the fifth (5) place.

        4.   The    Screening    Committees   and   Board    of    Judges   will  not  re-classify any  nomination   they  deem                      wrongly   nominated, but  will  simply   disqualify the entry. Hence  make  sure the  entries  are entered in                         the proper category.  For an entry that is  deemed violative of the  AWIT Rules and Regulations, they will r                        rate  the entry  on  condition  that  if  the  violation  is  proven  correct  after  due investigation, this  entry                      will  be  disqualified  and  the  next  in  line will take it its place.

         5.   The  official  canvassers,  shall   receive,  tabulate  and  supervise  the  results of the screening and judging and                     will take custody of the sealed envelopes until the Awards Night.
        
         6.   The  decision of the  Board of Judges shall be binding and final, except for valid disqualification as stated                             above.        

NOTE:   LIST  OF  NOMINATED  ENTRIES  WILL BE  SENT TO MEMBERS OF
               AWIT AWARDS COMMITTEE  FOR REVIEW  IN  PREPARATION  FOR 
               A  PRE-SCREENING  SESSION  WHEREIN ENTRIES WHICH ARE OUT  
               OF CATEGORY WILL BE RE-CATEGORIZED.


   
•    DOCUMENTATION OF SCREENING AND JUDGING PROCEEDINGS
 
        1.    The   Official   Auditors   shall    record   and  package  all  the  proceedings of the screening and judges                             committee outputs.

        2.    Documentation  reports/packages  will be ready for public scrutiny at the PARI office at least two (2) months                 after the awards night.

        3.    PARI reserves the right to withhold publication of these documentation reports.


Categories:



        1.    PERFORMANCE AWARDS  -  Presented to artists who have exemplified exceptional                                 interpretation of song pieces from various musical genres.

                    PRE-REQUISITES:

                        1.    Entry can be foreign and/or revival composition that are completely re-arranged and re-recorded or a                                 New Original Composition.

                       2.    Entry can be recorded and mixed abroad but must be released in the Philippines.

                        3.    Entry could be a Digital single.

NOTE:   Any artist  coming  from  a  band  or  a group   can qualify for a solo category   performance.   Conversely,  a   band   with  a  former  solo recording   artist  as  a  member  and/or  vocalist  may  qualify   as  a NEW  GROUP  as long  as the  name  of the  band  does not identify the former solo artist and provided  that the performer does not have a prior album in any format.



CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:
       
            VOCAL QUALITY            -      30%
            MUSICALITY                -        30%
            INTERPRETATION        -        40%
                                                        100%  
                                     
1.1.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST – Presented to a current or a new Female Solo Singer.

1.2.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE RECORDING ARTIST – Presented to a current or a new Male Solo Singer.

1.3.    BEST COLLABORATION – Presented to two or more artists who collaborated on a recording.

1.4.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP RECORDING ARTISTS – Presented to a current or a new Group.

1.5.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST – Presented to a New Female Recording Artist who                     has had no previous commercially released full album in any format under her name or an alias before the                         inclusive dates of the award.

1.6.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW MALE RECORDING ARTIST – Presented to a New Male Recording Artist who has                      had no previous commercially released full album in any format under his name or an alias before the                              inclusive dates of the award.

1.7.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW GROUP RECORDING ARTISTS -  Presented to a New Group who has had no                             previous released full album in any format under the performer’s name or an alias before the                                             inclusive dates of the award.

1.8.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD/CHILDREN – Presented to a Child/Children not more than Twelve (12) years old.



2.    CREATIVITY AWARDS  - presented to music visionaries, fore-runners, and song architects who                 contributed to the overall excellence in the music industry and market.   

2.1.    ALBUM OF THE YEAR    – Presented to    a      Filipino/Filipino heritage   Producers  (Executive and Line) and                        Artist  of  the   album for overall excellence and input in  the  industry  and   the market.
            

            PRE-REQUISITES:

                1.    The album must contain at least eight (8) unique full tracks. Other versions of  the  same song  are                                 considered  the same track.

                2.    Must   have   at     least  50%  Original  Filipino  Repertoires,  new material     and/or  revival   recordings                          which  are  completely  re-arranged and re-recorded.

                3.    All     cuts  of   the  album   must  be  recorded  and  mixed  in  the Philippines.

                4.    The  album  must   have  sales of  at  least 5,000 copies during  the period of nomination. For Albums                             released towards the end of the year, the album will be given 3 months after the release date to sell at                             least 5,000 copies.

                        Supporting   documents  must   include  copies  of  invoices   and certification    from duplicating/                                 replicating  plants  and  must  be presented with the nomination form.

                5.    Entries must be in CD format.


                            NOTE:       VARIOUS   ARTISTS    COMPILATION ALBUMS, INCLUDING SOUNDTRACK VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                           ALBUMS AND REPACKAGED ALBUMS, ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS CATEGORY.


CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

            ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE –
                  song and artist’s rendition & performance                -     40%

           TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE–
                     studio work such as mixing, editing, etc.               -     40%

           OVER-ALL IMPACT                                                            -    20%
                                                                                                        100%


2.2.    SONG OF THE YEAR  -  Presented to a Filipino/Filipino heritage songwriter/s.

                PRE-REQUISITES:

                       1.   Entry must be a new original composition, released and promoted on radio and television in the                                         Philippines.
   
                       2.    Entry can be recorded in an out-of-the country facility.

                        3.    Lyrics sheet with only title of the song must be provided.

                        4.    Entry could be a Digital single.

                 CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:
 
                            MELODY            -            40%
                            LYRICS            -             40%
                            OVER-ALL IMPACT    -    20%
                                                                   100%


2.3    BEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR  –  Presented  to  a  Filipino/Filipino    heritage   Producer/s   (Executive   and                               Line), Composer/s and Artist/s.

                PRE-REQUISITES:

                    1.    Entry can be  foreign and/or revival  composition  that are completely re-arranged  and re-recorded or a                             new original composition.

                    2.    Total Physical and Digital sales will come from the recording company but will be subjected  to  audit.                              Reference  materials such as sales report and certification  to   come   from  major  retail  outlets:                                      Odyssey, &  Astrovision, and other aggregators.


                CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                    SALES      -       100%


                   SINGLE AWARDS     –  Presented    to    Executive   or   Line Producer,
                                                             Composer/s and Recording Artist/s

                            PRE-REQUISITES:

                                1.   Entry    must   be    an   original   Pilipino  composition   and/or  revival                      
                                              recordings that are completely re-arranged and recorded, composed and
                                              performed  by  a  Filipino/Filipino  heritage  and  recorded,  mixed  and
                                              released in the Philippines.  Not applicable on Best Regional Recording.

                                2.  Entry could be a Digital single.


                                 CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                                            ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE              -     40%       
                                            song and artist’s rendition & performance   

                                            TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE        -     40%     
                                            studio work such as mixing, editing, etc.

           
                                            OVER-ALL IMPACT            -     20%
                                                                                          100%


2.4.      BEST BALLAD RECORDING  (any popular song can qualify).
                   Ballad – a slow sentimental or romantic song.
 
2.5.      BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE RECORDING

2.6.      BEST WORLD  MUSIC RECORDING – includes Bossa, Reggae,
                Latin, etc.

2.7.      BEST NOVELTY RECORDING

2.8.      BEST DANCE RECORDING

2.9.      BEST INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGIOUS RECORDING – (Provide lyrics)

2.10.    BEST CHRISTMAS RECORDING

2.11.    BEST RAP RECORDING

2.12.    BEST JAZZ RECORDING (INSTRUMENTAL and/or  WITH VOCALS)

2.13.   BEST R & B RECORDING
                      
2.14.  BEST REGIONAL RECORDING     –    New  original  or  revival composition in regional dialect.  (Please  provide                  translation  of lyrics either in Pilipino or English, no names  and record company, just title and lyrics). 

2.15.  BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOVIE/TV/STAGE PLAY     

               PRE-REQUISITES:

                    1.    Entry must be a new original Filipino composition, written  specifically  for the movie, tv or stage play,                             composed and performed  by  a  Filipino/Filipino heritage  and  recorded,
                            mixed and released in the Philippines.

                    2.    The entry must  be the theme song, not  just  one cut in the soundtrack.

NOTE:   AN AUDIO-VISUAL RECORDING SHOULD BE
               PROVIDED.
                    
               CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE                     -     40%
          song and artist’s rendition & performance       

           TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE        -     40%
                     studio work such as mixing, editing, etc.           

           OVER-ALL IMPACT                  -     20%
                                                                100%   
    

   3.  DIGITAL AWARDS

                3.1.    MOST DOWNLOADED SONG 

                            A.    Total sales will come from consolidated reports from Information Gateway, Inc. (IG),                                                         Entertainment Gateway Group (EGG), MyMusicStore.com.ph, OPM2Go, iTunes and other                                                     aggregators. 

                            B.    Entry should have the same COVERED PERIOD as the industry Awards.  For this year, from January                                     1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

                            C.     Entry should be Original Pilipino Music.

                            D.    Awards will be given to both Artist and Composer.             
    
                             

 4. TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS  -  presented to individuals                  
                        who enhances and crafts musical pieces to perfection.

            PRE-REQUISITES:

                1.   Entry       can    be    foreign    and/or    revival   composition   that    completely re-arranged and                                         re-recorded.  New composition can also qualify.

                2.   Entry  must  be  recorded  and mixed in the Philippines.  Recipient of
                              the awards must be a Filipino/Filipino heritage.

                3.    Entry could be a Digital single.


4.1. BEST MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT - Presented  to the  Arranger for an instrumental  arrangement  that  is  most  outstanding terms of musicality and creativity.

        CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

            MUSICALITY            -        50%
            CREATIVITY             -        50%
                                                     100%


4.2.  BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT – Vocal  arrangement using two
                               or   more   voices   of  main  artist  or  back-up  vocal
                               arrangers/vocalist.

         CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                CREATIVITY                  -       40%
                VOCAL HARMONY`        -        40%
                INTERPRETATION            -     20%
                                                              100%

4.3. BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING  –   Presented  to  the   Sound
                               Engineer/s     for   the  best  engineering  input  into  a
                               recording.

 CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE    -        40%
                ARTISTRY or CREATIVITY    -       40%
                OVER-ALL IMPACT        -              20%
                                                                  100%



5.  ALBUM  PACKAGING  EXCELLENCE  AWARD -   presented  to  an individual or a                 group, whose  artistry, creativity and insight has translated a concept into a fine and outstanding album design,             that embodies the essence of the product.


5.1.     BEST ALBUM PACKAGE - Presented  to  a  Filipino/Filipino heritage       Creative   Artist/s        principally                            involved      in  outstanding      album     packaging  concept/design.  Entry   must   be  developed   and                           produced  in   the Philippines.


                   CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                                   CREATIVITY              -        70%
                                    INNOVATION            -        30%

                                                                             100%


6. MUSIC VIDEO -  Presented to individuals and/or music organizations, who has transformed a musical piece         into an audio-visual experience, reinforcing its power to reach and touch people.

6.1.   MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR  -  Presented to the record company, Filipino/Filipino heritage line producer, director                 and artist.

            PRE-REQUISITES:

                    1.   Entry can be foreign and/or revival composition that are completely re-arranged and re-recorded or a                                 New Original Composition.

                    CRITERIA FOR SCREENING AND JUDGING:

                        CREATIVITY                -         40%
                        PRODUCTION VALUE        -    30%
                        APPEAL                -                15%                            
                        TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE    -  15%
                                                                      100%


 7.  PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS –  SMS TEXTING CATEGORIES

                  7.1.   People's Choice Favorite Female Recording Artist
                  7.2.   People's Choice Favorite Male Recording Artist
                  7.3.   People’s Choice Favorite Group Recording Artists
 



DOWNLOADS:

28th AWIT AWARDS GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

28TH AWIT AWARDS NOMINATION FORM (PARI MEMBERS)

28TH AWIT AWARDS NOMINATION FORM (NON-PARI MEMBERS)

CDR REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES