- The Youth Music Awards in association with Hal Leonard Europe will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2020 at Troxy, London.
- Nominations for all categories in the Youth Music Awards are now open and will close on Monday 15 June 2020 at 10am.
- Entry to the Youth Music Awards is free of charge.
- Entrants may only enter each category once, but they can enter as many categories as they like.
- The Youth Music Awards are open to be won by anyone who has taken part in a project funded by Youth Music over the past five years (i.e. since 21 October 2015).
- Entrants can nominate themselves or the organisation they've worked for, a friend, a family member, or someone they've worked with on a project.
- Those who have not taken part in a project funded by Youth Music over the past five years are not eligible to enter or win a Youth Music Award. However, those nominating someone else do not necessarily have to have taken part themselves (for example, a parent or carer can nominate a child who took part in a Youth Music project).
Data protection and intellectual property
- All contact information provided to Youth Music via the Awards entry form will be solely used for Awards administration purposes (notifying entrants that they have been shortlisted etc) in line with Youth Music's data protection policies.
- Each entry form contains a box to tick to sign up for further information from Youth Music. This box is optional. If entrants do not tick the box they will still be notified about awards administration, but will not be added to Youth Music's newsletter list for young creatives.
- All submitted music videos, audio tracks and other media may be used by Youth Music as part of Awards promotion, including promotion by Youth Music's Awards partners and sponsors. The author(s) will always be credited, using the information provided in the entry form. Please ensure that you have the permission to share all media with Youth Music, and that you are not violating any copyright laws.
- All Awards nominations submitted by the closing date will be considered for shortlisting by a panel of Youth Music team members and invited guests.
- The winners of the following Awards will be chosen by a panel of music industry figures: Outstanding Act Award, Music Producer Award, Original Track Award (group), Original Track Award (solo artist) and Lyricist Award. The industry panel will be led by Youth Music Trustee Chris Price, Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
- The winners of the following Awards will be chosen by a panel of Youth Music team members and invited guests: Entrepreneur Award, Social Action Award, Inspirational Music Leader Award, Young Leader Award and Outstanding Project Award.
- The shortlist for the Live Performance Award will be chosen by a panel of music industry figures. The shortlisted acts will be invited to perform at the Youth Music Awards ceremony and need to be available on Wednesday 21 October to perform at Troxy, London (travel expenses will be covered). If a shortlisted act is unable to perform at the event they must withdraw and the panel will select another act to shortlist. The winner will be chosen at the Youth Music Awards event via audience vote.
- The longlist for the Music Video Award will be chosen by a panel of Youth Music team members and invited guests. The panel of music industry figures will choose a shortlist. The shortlist will then be open to public vote online in September.
- All judges' decisions are final.