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The A Cappella Video Awards honor artists in a variety of categories. Specific categories and number of awards is subject to change each year based on the number of submissions received. Despite this variation, there are several broad categories that tend to recur every year, which are listed below along with which groups are eligible for each.

If you have any questions about particular categories and/or the likelihood of a category existing this year, please contact the Awards team at awards@casa.org.

Group Definitions:

  • Professional : Artists who are not associated with a school fall into this category, regardless of what percentage of their time or income come from this enterprise.
  • Collegiate: Groups that are in any way associated with a college or university fall into this category, regardless of their source of funding or official affiliation. Most college groups have no faculty advisors/directors but the AVAs have no restriction on this for eligibility.
  • High School: Groups that are in any way associated with a high school fall into this category, regardless of the source of funding or official affiliation.
  • Middle School: Groups that are in any way associated with a middle school fall into this category, regardless of the source of funding or official affiliation.

Special Awards

  • Oustanding Video Editing
  • Outstanding Special Effects
  • Outstanding Costume / Makeup
  • Outstanding Live Video
  • Oustanding Collaborative Video

Group Type Awards

  • Best Professional Video
  • Best Male Collegiate Video
  • Best Female Collegiate Video
  • Best Mixed Collegiate Video
  • Best High School Video
  • Best Middle School Video

Genre Awards

  • Best Pop/Rock Video
  • Best Jazz Video
  • Best Hip-Hop/R&B Video
  • Best Classical Video
  • Best Barbershop Video
  • Best Religious Video
  • Best Folk/World Video
  • Best Holiday Video
  • Best Humor Video