2017 CATEGORIES

How to enter:

  • The entry period for which the activity/detail of the entry must fall within to be valid is June 2016 – June 2017
  • Entries must be submitted via the Sync Awards website. Entries delivered via other means (including email) will be disqualified/returned with the instruction to enter via the website.
  • Please adhere to the criteria and complete the requested criteria to the best of your ability.
  • Please note that the detail of the entries is confidential and will not be published without prior consent being sought, however entry material will be shown to the specialist judging panel. 

TV SYNC CATEGORY

2016 Winner: 
All We Do - Oh Wonder
Featured in: Unforgotten

BEST SYNC - TV SHOW (DRAMA)

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a television drama that has been shown on television in the UK.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of benefits for both TV Show and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question
    (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Stronger Than Ever - Raleigh Ritchie
Featured in: BT Sport

BEST SYNC - TV SHOW (SPORT)

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a television sport show.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of benefits for both TV Show and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question
    (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Yes I Can - The Superhuman Band
Featured in: Rio Paralympics 2016 - We're the Superhumans

BEST SYNC - TV TRAILER

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a trailer for a television show.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of benefits for both TV Show and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question
    (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
NEW
FOR
2017!

OVERALL TV SERIES SOUNDTRACK

This new award is for the team behind the best soundtrack for an entire TV series.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of benefits for both TV series and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the syncs in question
    (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Iain Cooke 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR - TV

This award is for the television industry music supervisor that demonstrates the most outstanding level of achievement.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of technical innovation in sync placements on television
  • Evidence of commercial benefits to rights holders and TV shows (Maximum 5)
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process for each sync used as evidence
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Videos / Links to achieved syncs – syncs must be audible, intelligible and substantially presented within the work

FILM SYNC CATEGORY

2016 Winner:
S.O.S - Portishead
Featured in: High-Rise

BEST INDIVIDUAL SYNC - FILM

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a soundtrack of a film released in the UK.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both film and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
NEW 
FOR 
2017!

OVERALL FILM SOUNDTRACK

This new award is for the team behind the best soundtrack for an entire film.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of benefits for both film and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the syncs in question
    (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Love On A Real Train - Tangerine Dream
Featured in: High-Rise

BEST SYNC - FILM TRAILER

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a Film Trailer.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both film and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Gary Welch – Eyehear

MUSIC SUPERVISOR - FILM

This award is for the UK based film industry music supervisor that demonstrates the most outstanding level of achievement.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of technical innovation in sync placements on television
  • Evidence of commercial benefits to rights holders and films (maximum 5)
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process for each sync used as evidence
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Videos / Links to achieved syncs – syncs must be audible, intelligible and substantially presented within the work

VIDEO GAME SYNC CATEGORY

2016 Winner:
Song 2 (Madeon Remix) - Blur
Featured in: FIFA '17

BEST SYNC - VIDEO GAME TRAILER

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a video game trailer that has been released in the UK.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both video game and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
NEW 
FOR 
2017!

BEST SYNC - VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK 

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track (recorded or bespoke) in a soundtrack of a video game that has been made/released in the UK during the nomination period.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both video game and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
NEW 
FOR 
2017!

MUSIC SUPERVISOR - VIDEO GAMES

This award is for the UK based video game industry music supervisor that demonstrates the most outstanding level of achievement.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of technical innovation in sync placements in video games
  • Evidence of commercial benefits to rights holders and video games (maximum 5)
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process for each sync used as evidence
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Videos / Links to achieved syncs – syncs must be audible, intelligible and substantially presented within the work

ADVERTS CATEGORY

2016 Winner:
You Don't Own Me - Grace
Featured in: House of Fraser

BEST SYNC - TV ADVERT

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in a television advert.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both brand and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the Sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the Sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Every Breath You Take - Gareth Malone Breathless Choir
Featured in: Philips - Innovation & You

BEST SYNC - ONLINE/VIRAL ADVERT

This award is for the team behind the best placement of a single track in an online only advertisement released in the UK.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of commercial benefits for both Brand(s) and music right-holders
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process
  • A link or upload of the sync in question (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Names of companies / people involved with the sync (Label, Publisher, Agency, Music Supervisor, etc.)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Ed Bailie - Leland Music

MUSIC SUPERVISOR - ADVERTISING

This award is for the advertising industry music supervisor that demonstrates the most outstanding level of achievement.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of technical innovation in sync placements
  • Evidence of commercial benefits to rights holders and adverts (Maximum 5)
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process for each sync used as evidence
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Videos / Links to achieved syncs – syncs must be audible, intelligible and substantially presented within the work

SYNC TEAMS CATEGORY

2016 Winner:
Adam & Eve DDB

SYNC TEAM - AGENCY

This award is for the agency that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Sony Music

SYNC TEAM - RECORD COMPANY

This award is for the record company that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Beggars Group

SYNC TEAM - INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY

This award is for the independent record company that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
BMG

SYNC TEAM - PUBLISHER

This award is for the publisher that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (the songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
Just Isn’t Music 

SYNC TEAM - INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER

This award is for the independent publisher that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
2016 Winner:
BT Sport 

SYNC TEAM - BROADCASTER MUSIC DEPARTMENT

This award is for broadcasting department that can demonstrate the most outstanding work across multiple sync placements during a one-year period, from June 2016 – June 2017.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation, artistic merit and creative process in sync placements
  • Clear evidence of strategy around sync placements
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for artists and brands/media deriving from the placement
  • Example of syncs (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work – maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and viewing figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)

PARTNERSHIPS CATEGORY - NEW FOR 2017

NEW 
FOR 
2017!

BEST BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT

This award is for the team that can demonstrate a highly successful partnership between a brand and artist where sync has been at the centre of the partnership.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of innovative use of sync as part of a larger, ideally multiplatform-campaign
  • Clear evidence of the commercial and other benefits for both the brand and artist over an extended period of time (within June 2016 to June 2017)
  • Examples of the wider activity that has taken place as a result of the sync partnership and the success of these activities
  • Evidence of artistic merit and creative process throughout the partnership
  • Example of the sync (The song must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and engagement figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)
NEW 
FOR 
2017!

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA / ONLINE PARTNERSHIP

This award is for the team can demonstrate the most outstanding online-only brand and artist partnership which have sync as integral part of the campaign.
Entries should include:
  • Evidence of innovative use of sync as part of a larger online-only campaign
  • Evidence of the use of social media to promote the brand and artist, including, but not limited to:
  • Engagement and impressions for specific activity
  • Evidence of success as defined by pre-agreed KPI’s
  • Clear evidence of commercial and other benefits for both the brand and artist over an extended period of time
  • Example of the syncs (The songs must be audible, intelligible and presented substantially within the work)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Sales and engagement figures (please cite sources used to obtain figures)

THE GRAND FINALE

2016 Winner:
Jamie N Commons

SYNC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The award for the artist that can demonstrate the most innovation, commercial success, and artistic merit from sync placements.
Entries should include:
  • Consistent evidence of innovation in multiple sync placements
  • Clear evidence of coherent strategy around sync placements
  • Evidence of commercial success for the artist derived from the sync placements
  • Example of syncs (maximum 5)
  • Any other supporting data. This can include:
  • Testimonials
  • Critical acclaim
  • Videos / Links to achieved syncs 
2016 Winner:
You Don't Own Me - Grace 

OVERALL SYNC OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the best individual track sync across all available categories.
The winner for this award is chosen by the judges, entries are not taken.