in round 1, each video entry is viewed online by a select group of our mva jury members. judges are asked to vote for a top six in each category they judge. these votes are collated and up to 15 top-scoring entries are put forward to round 2.
in round 2, panels of around 10 judges meet to review the entries. they are asked to score in a secret ballot. their votes decide the nominations and ultimate winner.
for the live categories and the best special video project category judges are given a chance to watch the films ahead of the live judging session at which they discuss the entries and vote in a secret ballot. in all cases, their votes decide the nominations and ultimate winner.
jury members are also invited to vote in the individual awards - director, new director, producer, commissioner, artist and production company. these votes decide the nominations and ultimate winner.