GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE 27th AWIT AWARDS



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 three (3) 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  2013 to 31 December 2013.                    Deadline for submission ot  entries  is  on  THURSDAY, 30th JANUARY 2014.       
 
    
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 three (3) entries  for any
                                        of  the  respective categories  per record  company but  not
                                        three (3) entries per artist 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  a  P600.00  nomination  fee  and
      minimum of two (2) CDs original album.

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



THE SCREENING AND JUDGING

1.  The   number  of   Screening Committees  and  Board of Judges  shall depend on
      the  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
               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 t         the awards night.

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



** CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA    
 
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 ARITSTS -  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  ALBUM,
                                INCLUDING SOUNDTRACK VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                ALBUM 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 sales will come from the recording company but will
                            be  subjected  to  audit.  Reference  materials such as sales
                            report   to   come   from  major  retail  outlets:  Odyssey &  
                            Astrovision.


                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, 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                        
                        
3.2.    MOST DOWNLOADED ARTIST
                  
        A.  Sales  will  come  from consolidated reportsof  Information Gateway, Inc. (IG),
             ABS-CBN Interactive, Inc. (ABSi), Entertainment Gateway Group (EGG),MyMusicStore.com.ph,
             OPM2Go, and iTunes.

        B.    It should have the same COVERED PERIOD as the industry
                Awards.  For this year, from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

        C.    For Foreign Songs  (cover version), both the “Most Downloaded
                 Artist and Most Downloaded Song”  awards  will  be given to the
                 artist.



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   are
                        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  an
                      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
           it’s 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





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27th AWIT AWARDS GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

27TH AWIT AWARDS NOMINATION FORM (PARI MEMBERS)

27TH AWIT AWARDS NOMINATION FORM (NON-PARI MEMBERS)

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