Music & Sound
Single categories awarding creative excellence and outstanding craftsmanship in curating, mixing, producing or adapting music and sound for campaigns and brands, across different media and platforms.
Audio Branding The approach of using unique, proprietary sound and music to convey a brand's essence and values
Experiential Use of Music & Sound Music and/or sound design created to enhance an experiential environment for a brand, including Live Events, Permanent Experiences, Museums, and Themed Attractions. It should be entered as a case study and must include the actual piece of work (case study should not exceed 3 minutes). If a case study is not available, a detailed written description to explain the application of music and/or sound design within the environment must be supplied.
Music Adaptation - Instrumental The re-imagining/re-arrangement of a prior existing composition so that the music will work creatively with the submitted film. An adaptation is not a pre-existing track or stock music. Must provide the name(s) of Original Artist and Original Song Title
Music Adaptation - Song The re-imagining/re-arrangement of a prior existing composition with lyrics so that the song will work creatively with the submitted film. An adaptation is not a pre-existing track or stock music. Must provide the name(s) of Original Artist and Original Song Title.
Original Music - Score Music with very little or no lyrics, composed expressly to work creatively with the submitted film. It is not a pre-existing track or stock music.
Original Music with Lyrics Music with lyrics, composed expressly to work creatively with the submitted film. It is not a pre-existing track or stock music.
Sound Design The creative use of sound within work. Technical excellence in creating or manipulating audio elements (that includes sound effects, music and dialog).
Sound Mixing & Editing The edit and mix of existing sonic elements.
Use of Licensed Music The syncing of an existing piece of music to a film, without the re-recording that occurs with “Music Adaptations”. Must provide the name(s) of Artist and Song Title.
Music & Sound entries must be uploaded as an MOV, MP4 or MP3. Work originally released as audio only must be entered as an MP3.
Only one (1) upload allowed per entry
Physical Material will not be accepted
- Entries submitted must be released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1st July 2021 and 31st August 2022.
- All work submitted must be in the exact form it was broadcast, published or released with all the logos, trademarks and copy marks intact, regardless of category or medium. Work must not be altered for submission purposes.
- If an Entrant lists more than one company in the Entrant field, two entry fees are required. LIA will invoice the Entering Company for the additional entry fee.
Specs for MOV/MP4 uploads:
Standard Definition Source Material minimum: 720 x 480
High Definition Source Material: 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate: Original Frame Rate
(23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60)
Codec: H264 or Mpeg4, Best Quality
Data Rate: Minimum 5,000kbps / Maximum 10,000kbps
Sound: AAC 48KHz
File size: 1 GB maximum
Slates, clocks or bars must NOT appear on the video. Entries that contain the entrant name or branding of entering company will not be accepted.
Specs for MP3 uploads:
Minimum of 64kbps (mono) up to a maximum of 196kbps
File type: MP3 (stereo) with a compression ratio of 22:1
File size: 3 MB maximum