I attended the awards last year and it was AMAZING! The magazine is based out of the DMV, but their reach is national! People came from all across the country to attend the ceremony.

MISSION
The Velocity Magazine Awards are presented to Independent Artists that have demonstrated exemplary talent and skill in their field of entertainment. The awards which will be presented annually will be Velocity Magazines special recognition for those artists that despite having no major music label deals, film distribution or agency connections, continuously expose their works to the public.

SUBMISSION PROCESS / RULES AND REGULATIONS
Artists wishing to submit their work for consideration of a nomination may do so by following the following guidelines:

All Artist and Projects MUST be INDEPENDENT
The Velocity Magazine Awards are for Independent Artist and Projects ONLY. If you have major industry representation you are not eligible for consideration.

-Music Artist
ALL music artists MUST submit a fully executed CD for consideration in the BEST ALBUM Category. Artist seeking consideration for individual Music Categories i.e. Best Male Artist etc. must also submit a total of five (5) tracks for consideration. The nomination submission form must be filled out completely indicating which category(s) the artists wishes to be considered for.

-Best Album
Artists MUST submit a fully executed CD for consideration. We will not consider any submissions which are not fully executed. “Fully Executed” means professionally constructed with artwork and track listings (a regular CD).

-Best Video
All videos must be fully executed and submitted on a DVD. The video award is presented to the Producer(s) of the video. Directors of videos may submit their names and video for consideration in the Best Director category.

-Best Director
Directors may submit work in either a Film, Stage Play or Music Video for consideration.

-Best New Artist
For individuals making their debut as a music artist either solo or group. Artist must submit either 5 recorded tracks or a full CD or their individual work.

-Best Collaboration
For artists that are not usually formed or known to be a Duo or Group.

-Best Producer
Eligible Producers must present either 8 fully executed artist tracks or a full artist CD where the submitting Producer was/is the Producer of note for

-Best Comedian
Must submit a DVD reel of your performance either from a comedy special or live event.

-Best Radio / Talk Show
Submissions must be of (1) one complete show / episode (if your show / episode is an hour or longer) If your show / episode is half an hour or less, you must submit (2) complete shows / episodes. Radio programs Talk Shows must be submitted on a CD. Videoed / Recorded Talk Shows must be submitted on a DVD

-Best Film / Stage Play*
Award will be presented to the Producer of the winning entry. All entries MUST be submitted on DVD for screening purposes.

* Projects completed between the years of 2008 – 2009 may be submitted for consideration.

-Acting Awards
Producers must submit the names of the performers they wish to have consideration for a nomination. Please include Film or Stage Play that features the performer. All submissions must be as followed:

Name of Actor: John Doe
Category: Best Actor
Role: John Doe
Name of Film / Play:

-Fashion Category
Male and Female Models that wish to be considered for nominations must submit a total of five (5) fully executed 8×10 fashion photos from actual photo shoots (no polaroids or camera phone pictures allowed) which show the following:
-Range
-Versatility
-Personal Style
-Emotion

2009 VELOCITY MAGAZINE AWARDS
CATEGORY LISTINGS

MUSIC
BEST ALBUM – R&B
BEST ALBUM – RAP
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST R&B ARTIST – MALE
BEST R&B ARTIST – FEMALE
BEST R&B GROUP
BEST RAP ARTIST – MALE
BEST RAP ARTIST – FEMALE
BEST RAP – GROUP
BEST COLLABORATION
BEST PRODUCER
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST ALTERNATIVE ARTIST

FILM / THEATRE / MULTIMEDIA

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM / STAGE PLAY
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST COMEDIAN
BEST RADIO / TALK SHOW

FASHION
BEST FEMALE MODEL
BEST MALE MODEL

For Nomination Packets, please send an email to velocitymagazine@yahoo.com
(Nomination Packets will NOT be sent out until May 1, 2009)