Home2017 A Cappella Video Award Winners

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The following are the winners of the 2017 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all the deserving winning artists!

Special Awards Nominations

Outstanding Collaborative Video

Winner: "Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" by Peter Hollens
Runner-up: "It Was Always You" by Peter Yang

Outstanding Costume / Makeup

Winner: "Can't Sleep Love" by Pentatonix
Runner-up: "Mad Hatter " by Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Outstanding Live Video

Winner: "Good Intent" by Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
Runner-up: "The Vassar Devils - BOSS 2016 Set" by The Vassar Devils

Outstanding Special Effects

Winner: "Steal My Girl / Night Changes" by University of Washington Redefined (University of Washington)
Runner-up: "Hobbit Drinking Medley" by Peter Hollens

Outstanding Video Editing

Winner: "Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" by zedarius
Runner-up: "Mad Hatter " by Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Genre Nominations

Best Electronic/Experimental Video

Winner: "Opera Somnia" by Countermeasure
Runner-up: "Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" by zedarius

Best Folk/World Video

Winner: "Rich Man" by Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
Runner-up: "Stuck" by Bassless

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Video

Winner: "Boss Level" by Eh440
Runner-up: "Hello Bitches" by Track IX

Best Holiday Video

Winner: "Latke Recipe" by The Maccabeats
Runner-up: "All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey) - Six Appeal Vocal Band" by Six Appeal

Best Humor Video

Winner: "Who Even Listens to A Cappella" by Choral Stimulation (Glasgow University)
Runner-up: "Latke Recipe" by The Maccabeats

Best Jazz Video

Winner: "Paper Tiger" by Postyr
Runner-up: "Vilarejo" by Sambaranda

Best Musical / Soundtrack Video

Winner: "The Phantom of the Opera (feat. Rachel Potter)" by VoicePlay
Runner-up (TIE): "Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" by Peter Hollens
Runner-up (TIE): "Rich Man" by Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

Best Pop/Rock Video

Winner: "Sing" by Pentatonix
Runner-up: "Mad Hatter " by Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Best Religious Video

Winner: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - BYU Noteworthy A Cappella Cover" by Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
Runner-up: "Dayenu" by The Maccabeats

Group Type Nominations

Best High School Video

Winner: "Save My Soul" by Forte (Centerville High School)
Runner-up: "I Want You Back" by OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)

Best Female Collegiate Video

Winner: "Mad Hatter " by Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
Runner-up: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - BYU Noteworthy A Cappella Cover" by Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)

Best Male Collegiate Video

Winner: "Ultimate A Cappella Mashup: 25 Hits, 25 Years | BYU Vocal Point ft. Sophia Osmond - 4K One-Shot" by Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
Runner-up: "Battlefield (Leave a Light On Part 2/3)" by All the King's Men (King's College London)

Best Mixed Collegiate Video

Winner: "Creep" by Counterparts
Runner-up: "Pretty Hurts" by Veritones (Harvard University)

Best Video by a CAL Group

Winner: "Woman (Oh Mama)" by Premiere
Runner-up: "Opera Somnia" by Countermeasure

Best Video by a Professional Group

Winner: "Sing" by Pentatonix
Runner-up: "Dance With Me Now" by Postyr

Honoroble Mentions

The below videos are recognized by the AVA committee to be excellent and deserving of special recognition in categories not originally included for this awards season.

Best Video by a Solo Performer

"Where No One Goes" Peter Hollens

Best Short Film

"Stages" Ithacappella (Ithaca College)

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Thank you again to all of the nominators and judges who put in hours of work to make sure all submissions were considered fairly and equally. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks everyone for another great awards season!

Also a huge thank you to the 2017 AVA team: Jessica Chen, Hansel Romero, Rick Thomas and Shane Ardell.