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2017 A Cappella Video Awards Deadline Fast Approaching

Studio albums and EPs are no longer the only players when it comes to receiving recognition in a cappella. Enter the A Cappella Video Awards.

In only its second year, the Contemporary A Cappella Society (CASA) is honoring the best a cappella videos in the community with the A Cappella Video Awards. From "Outstanding Special Effects" to "Best Folk/World Video" groups of all different backgrounds have a shot at winning a prestigious award from the highest entity in the a cappella community.

With so many talented groups releasing videos now on a monthly basis, this awards program just makes sense. Not only that, it gives amateur groups the chance to really make a name for themselves in the vocal arts community.

Groups who submit are broken into four various categories:

1. Professional - A cappella groups who are not associated with a school

2. Collegiate - A cappella groups who are associated with a college or university

3. High School - A cappella groups who are associated with a high school

Middle School - A cappella groups who are associated with a middle school

The only rules for submissions are that videos must have been released between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, the video has not been considered for a previous year's award, and must be entirely a cappella. Videos will be judged in hopes of winning one of the following awards:

Special Awards - Outstanding Video Editing, Outstanding Special Effects, Outstanding Costume/Makeup, Outstanding Live Video, Outstanding Collaboration

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

Groups hoping to be considered for this year's prestigious awards should act quick as the deadline is fast approaching. The deadline for this year's application is Sunday, October 1st. To apply, visit the following link: AVA Submission Application.

View last year's collegiate winners in the videos below.

Best Female Collegiate Video - Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Best Male Collegiate Video - Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)

Best Mixed Collegiate Video - Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)