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Your video is eligible for the 2017 AVAs if:

1. It was released to the public between January 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Public release date is the time at which your work became available online for free or paid consumption by the public.

2. It has not been considered in a previous year for AVAs or a CARA video award.

3. It is entirely a cappella (uses no instruments).

4. A submission application form has been filled out on carawards.org and submitted by October 1.

Submission Instructions

Fill out the submission application form at carawards.org. If you have questions or would like to follow up on receipt of the form, email the Awards team at awards@casa.org.

A Cappella Video Awards Timeline

September 12

Application for nominators and judges are due.

If you would like the opportunity to participate in the AVA process, please see the application on this website. You may apply at any time during the year to be a nominator in the upcoming cycle. All applications received after November 30 will be considered for the following year.

October 1

Submission application form due.

The submission application form on carawards.org must be filled out by this date in order to be considered eligible.

October 3

Nominations begin.

November 7

Nominations end, 11:59 PST

November 23

Nominees are announced and judging begins

Nominees are announced in all categories; judges log in to the awards system and begin assessing and ranking the nominees.

December 23

Judging ends, 11:59 PST


Winners are announced live at LAAF and on www.casa.org

One winner and one runner-up is announced for each of the awards.