FAQ

LEVEL OF SUBMISSION

How to considered as a single?

A solo performance/ work, referred to as an individual performance.

How to considered as a Duo/ Trio?

A performance/ work that done by 2-3 people.

How to considered as a Group?

A performance/ work that done by more than 3 people.

What is Series Entry?

Series entry is referred to when you have more than 1 performance/ work video with a same theme/concept.

ENTRY SUBMISSION, ELIGIBILITIES AND CATEGORIES

How to submit entries?

Entry is simple. Submission is online and is completed in 4 simple steps:

  1. Register - or login if you are already a registrant.
  2. Select an appropriate category(s). Enter all your submissions: title, category, client if applicable, & URL if applicable.
  3. Paste in the URL of your Video. Provide a brief as a PDF link, if needed.
  4. Add to Cart. Then, add more categories or checkout and pay.

Entries may be submitted in more than one category at an additional cost. No additional materials are needed for most categories.

Submissions

  • Entries must be produced within the last TWO (2) calendar years up through the final deadline.
  • All entries must be submitted for judging exactly as published or implemented and may not be modified for the competition. The LIT Talent Awards may request proof of initial production and/or publication date.
  • A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.
  • The awards reserve the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries.
  • Some entries may qualify for multiple categories; if so, treat each entry as a separate submission.
  • Judges reserve the right to withhold an award in a category if submissions do not meet their expectations.

Who is eligible? (Solo and/or Team)

LIT Talent Awards is open to everyone, all performers with positively performance. For example, talent, artist, non-artist, street artist, influencer, YouTuber, singer, musical industry, music industry, musical school, music or instrument trainer and educator, music and instrument business, dancers, dancing industry, dancing school, dance trainer and educator, speaker, class teacher, class trainer, emcee, athlete, acrobats, video production agency, script writer, actors, video director and etc.


I’m an Artist, can I join or participate the awards?

Yes, everyone is eligible to participate the awards as long as you have the great show and performance.

Is there any physical attendance needed for the awards?

No, we are a kind of digitalize stage platform for all world-wide performers. You just need to submit your entries in video type, and we will proceed to the rest. We make everything easy, simple and direct.

How long should my entry brief be?

It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. We suggest you utilize this section of your entry to elaborate on the piece as well as the creativity and originality of your idea. The brief should strengthen your entry, as well as providing the jury a better understanding of your project. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

There are no limits on the amount of entries you can submit.

Can I enter my work into multiple categories?

Yes, you can enter the same work into as many categories as you see fit. There will be an additional fee for each category.

Can I submit a work that has won an award or has been entered in a previous LIT Talent Awards competition, or in another competition?

Yes, you may submit work that has been previously submitted or has won an award. However, in an effort to promote the creation of new work and maintain a fresh flow of ideas, we encourage you to submit new work.

How will I know if my submission is complete, and what do I do if it’s not?

If the submission has not been paid, or the link was incorrectly uploaded, etc., it will be considered as incomplete and will not be eligible. You can login to your account and update the entry, up till the final deadline, before the judging period starts.

Although we make every effort to ensure the completion of submissions, we are not responsible for incomplete entries, thus being unable to offer a refund should an entry be incomplete at the time of the closing of the competition.

Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?

Yes, you may edit your entry up until final deadline, before the judging period starts.

Submission

Submission Format

You can submit your entries by upload your video link from YouTube, Vimeo or any others video platform that will take judges directly to the work.

Please paste the URL link into the URL field as provided when you’re submitting your entry.

All entries must be submitted with a direct URL that will take judges directly to the work. If password protected you must provide a username and password for judging purposes. Web Videos entered are judged solely on the content provided. Upload a PDF brief if explanation is required before evaluation of the work.

What if I have trouble uploading my images

Firstly, check if the image does not exceed the maximum size (4MB) or width (1,200 px), and the file name only contains letters or numbers. Once checked, try to upload your images again. If you’re still having trouble after this, contact our team at info@ littalentawards.com.

ENTRY FEE AND PAYMENT

Entry Fees

Regular single/duo/group Entry is $115 or $150 for each series. If an entry is submitted in more than one category, an additional entry fee for each category is required. Each entrant is charged a $30 administration fee annually.

Entry fees will not be refundable once submitted. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the Awards for the entrant’s failure to comply with entry rules) will NOT be refunded as well. Please click here to see entry fees.

How can I pay for the entry that I submit?

Online. You may pay for your entry after the submission of your works through Credit Card (VISA / MasterCard) or PayPal (AMEX / PayPal).

Are all the fees on your website in USD?

Yes, we only accept USD at this moment.

JUDGING

The juries

The prestige of the LIT Talent Awards competition relies in large part on the high caliber of the juries that convene each year to review submissions. LIT Talent Awards has made a special effort to find a suitable panel of judges from each different programs’ categories. The jury panel comprised of experienced professionals in their field and industry. All judges are selected based on experience, availability and credibility to their respective industry.

Judging criteria

Individual criteria differ by category, but the emphasis is on the overall quality of the entry: the merits of the claims to skill or technique, quality, impression and overall performance, and etc. in the entry, relative to the judges' experience and the claims in other entries, as well as the quality of the entry's narrative itself.

Judges score on a scale of 1-100, based on the below criteria according to each program:

  • Pitch and Tone
  • Execution of Movements
  • Clarity
  • Originality
  • Organization
  • Content
  • Skill/ Technique
  • Quality
  • Impression
  • Overall Performance

The LIT Talent Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

WINNERS

How we choose LIT Talent Awards winners?

Entries are judged at random without comparison to other entries in a category. To ensure high standards of high quality, a category may have multiple winners or no winners. Work is critiqued rated by consensus, with the panel of judges determining a rating on a scale of 100 points.

Work is critiqued rated by consensus, with the panel of judges determining a rating on a scale of 100 points. The related expert judges will make the judging on the entries works based on the programs or categories itself.

Entries receiving an average score under 60 will not receive an award.

Levels of winning and number of winning entries

There are THREE (3) levels of achievement in the competition:

  • Categories Winner of the Year (Only ONE highest score from each category will be recognized.)
  • Platinum - Average scores between 85 - 100
  • Gold - Average scores between 60 - 84
  • Entries receiving an average score under 60 do not receive an award

The number of awards presented by LIT Talent Awards is determined by the number of submissions in a given category, the scoring range and the number of tie scores.

How do I know if I’ve won an award?

All winners will be announced on May 20, 2021 via LIT Talent Awards official page. All registered participants can then login to see the winning works.

We will duly notify all award winners by email. Do ensure that your email address is correct, as our notifications may get caught in spam filters or receive a non-deliverable return. You may change your email address by logging into your account and updating your information.

What do the winners receive?

LIT Talent Awards honor the best in performance from around the globe, while you give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.

  • One complimentary statuette will be given for all category winners of the year.
  • One professionally designed certificate commemorating the winning entry, which includes entry title, entering company/winners' name and category. Decal will be affixed indicating the level of win.
  • All winners will be featured on LIT Talent Awards site's Gallery, where professionals and public can view your work.
  • A press release sent to major industry outlets, celebrating your win.
  • Professionally designed logos for use on websites, in email signatures, etc.
  • In addition to the complimentary certificates, Platinum and Gold winners may purchase beautiful LIT Talent Awards statuettes, and/or additional customized certificates.
  • Categories Winner of the Year and Platinum winners will get featured by LIT Talent Awards on social media or our media partner on Muse.World’s website.

Why must winners’ trophies be purchased?

The LIT Talent Awards mission is to recognize outstanding performers in everywhere or as in art and performance industry that otherwise are overshadowed by large firms' budgets, which dominate most other marketing communications competitions. We also want to extend and encourage students, young performers, startup, and SME to enter and compete on their entering the profession of digital media.

If an entrant is recognized as a winner, there is no additional fee. Many other awards programs charge an acceptance fee. With LIT Talent Awards, once you've won, you've won; there is no additional fee.

If an entrant is recognized as a winner, there is no additional fee. Many other awards programs charge an acceptance fee. With LIT, once you've won, you've won; there is no additional fee.

If a winner decides they want a statuette, the LIT Talent Awards makes them available for purchase and orders them from its manufacturer. This offering process allows the Awards to maintain low entry fees and prevent non-winners’ subsidy of winners.

Some winners choose not to receive a physical memento. Their priority is the prestige of recognition and the exposure the comes with it. Others choose to order statuettes for individuals on their creative team as well as their client. It's all up to the winners!

Statuette shipping time

Winner awards are custom-made. Statuettes will ship directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 8-12 weeks for the statuettes. Shipping time may be longer during off-season. Statuettes may be ordered from our online store once winners are announced.

Entrants are liable to pay any inbound duties and taxes, should local customs authority deem appropriate.

GENERAL

The LIT Talent Awards sponsors?

The LIT Talent Awards is conducted by International Awards Associate Inc (IAA). The IAA is not tied to any advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club or other outside influence.

IAA’s goal is to provide affordable, independent competitions on an international stage that are respected as fair and open to all, regardless of company size or bottom line.

The IAA is an independent, international organization focused on creating a community of marketing creativity, effectiveness and excellence. It conducts impartial, 'blind' judged competitions and, once completed, it recognizes, celebrates and promotes creative, effective and marketing excellence in those winning companies and individuals.

Entry terms and conditions

LIT Talent Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the submission or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits a site, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The LIT Talent Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the entrant. All entrants understand and agree that any work submitted to the competition may be used by the LIT Talent Awards and its media partners for marketing and promotional purposes of the competition only, including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the LIT Talent Awards competition.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by LIT Talent Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entrant's submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of LIT Talent Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.

Refund Policy

Entries
Entry fees will not be refundable once submitted. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the Awards for the entrant’s failure to comply with entry rules) will NOT be refunded as well.

Merchandise
You may request a refund for your transaction prior to it being sent to the manufacturer for processing and fulfillment. Please send an email to orders@iaaawads.org to confirm eligibility of refund. Once confirmed, refunds will be processed within 7-14 business days of approval. We will notify you via email once your refund is processed.

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