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Nominees Announced For 2018 A Cappella Video Awards




The nominees for this year's A Cappella Video Awards (AVAs) has been officially released and 19 collegiate groups have been selected as finalists.

In only its second year, the AVAs, sponsored by CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society) continues to recognize the best in video production from the a cappella community.
From choreography and costuming to "Best Male" and "Best Female" collegiate videos, all facets of video are considered.

Check out the college groups who are in the running for these prolific awards as well as their nominated videos below.

For a full list of winners, visit here.


Outstanding Choreography/Staging

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University) 
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London) 
"Unsteady" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University) 
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker

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Outstanding Collaborative Video

Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker and the BYU Ballroom Dance Company
"Unsteady" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University) ft. BYU Cougarettes 

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Outstanding Costume/Makeup

"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley ft. Lexi Walker" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University) 
"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Outstanding Live Video

"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland)

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Outstanding Video Editing 

"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker
"Coffee X Pillowtalk" Columbia SHARP 
"All Time Low / Guillotine" Exit 245 (James Madison University) 
"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Best Female Collegiate Video 

"Vivir Mi Vida" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University) 
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun(damental Rights)" The Oxford Belles (University of Oxford) 
"Chandelier" Sweet Nothings (Exeter University, UK) 
"Plain Gold Ring" Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 
"Confident" Ladies First (Michigan State University) 
"The Sound of Musicals" Bluebelles (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Male Collegiate Video 

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University) 
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London) 
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK) 
"All Time Low / Guillotine" Exit 245 (James Madison University) 
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University) 
"EDM A Cappella Mashup" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)

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Best Mixed Collegiate Video 

"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania) 
"24K Magic" Acasola (California State Northridge) 
"Thrill of the Uptown Freak" Cadenza (University of Cambridge) 
"Somebody Else" Aquapella (University of Bath) 
"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland) 
"Gemini Feed" Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones (Harvard University)

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Best Electronic/Experimental Video 

"EDM A Cappella Mashup" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Gemini Feed" Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones (Harvard University) 
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Hip-Hop Video 

"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Holiday Video 

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"Gloria (Angels We Have Heard on High)" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University) 
"Carol of the Bells" Peter Hollens ft. BYU Vocal Point, One Voice Childrens Choir, BYU Men's Chorus

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Best Humor Video 

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University) 
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University) 
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London) 

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Best Jazz Video 

"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Best Pop Video 

"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London)

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Best R&B Video 

"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK) 
"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland) 
"Coffee X Pillowtalk" Columbia SHARP

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Best Religious Video 

"It Is Well with My Soul" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Don't Let Me Down" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)

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Best Show Tunes/Soundtrack/Theme Song

"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker
"You Will Be Found" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) 
"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)

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