This year's MTV EMA gives the power to you, the viewers, to pick the winners of most of our awards.
There are fifteen (15)
main categories open for voting: Best Local Act, Best Song, Best New, Best Pop, Best Live, Best Electronic, Best Rock, Best Artist, Best Hip Hop, Best Alternative, Best PUSH, Best World Stage, Best Look, Biggest Fans, and Generation Change Award.
The award for Best Video and Worldwide Act is chosen by the MTV Music Editorial Team and is not eligible for voting.
Voting for the remaining categories is as follows and, except as outlined below, winners will be announced during the MTV EMA on 4 November 2018. The "Website" is mtvema.com and the "App" is the MTV EMA mobile app which is available free at the iTunes and Google Play stores.
|Category||Voting Method||Start Date||End Date|
|Generation Change Award|
|Social Media (Twitter and Instagram hashtags)|
@ 12pm CET
|30 October 22|
@ 11:59pm CET
|Biggest Fans||Social Media (Twitter and Instagram hashtags. MTV EMA app. Click here for more information.)|
|1 November @12pm CET||4 November @ 8:20pm CET|
|Best Look||Social Media (Instagram Likes)|
|31 October @ 12pm CET||4 November @ 6pm CET|
|Best Local Act||Website/App||4 October|
@ 12pm CET
@ 11:59pm CET*
|All Others||Website/App||4 October|
@ 12pm CET
@ 11:59pm CET
*Except voting for: (i) Best Australian Act (closes on 28 October 2018 @ 9:00pm AEDT); (ii) Best New Zealand Act (closes on 28 October 2018 @ 9:00pm AEDT); (iii) Best Dutch Act (closes on 29 October 2018 @9:00pm CET); (iv) Best French Act (closes on 29 October 2018 @9:00pm CET); (v) Best Hungarian Act (closes on 29 October 2018 @9:00pm CET); (vi) Best Israeli Act (closes on 29 October @9:00PM CET); (vii) Best Polish Act (closes on 29 October 2018 @9:00pm CET); and (viii) Best Belgian Act (closes on 30 October 2018 @9:00pm CET).
The Best Local Act category gives viewers and fans to vote for the Best Local Act in each of 32 separate countries/regions, as outlined on the Website/App, and such categories may be referred to locally by names such as "Best Dutch Act", "Best Belgian Act", etc. Voting for the Best Local Act category will be as follows:
You will be able to vote for the Best Local Act nominees in any participating country/local region. Local winners from each country/local region will be announced online on 4 November 2018, with the exception of the following countries/local regions: (i) Best Australian Act; (ii) Best New Zealand Act; (iii) Best Dutch Act; (iv) Best French Act; (v) Best Hungarian Act; (vi) Best Israeli Act; (vii) Best Polish Act; and (viii) Best Belgian Act. The Best Local Act nominees for the countries/local regions listed here will be announced online on dates earlier
than 4 November, MTV EMA will provide these dates soon!
MTV EMA reserves the right to add additional Categories and Voting Methods TBA at a later date.
Use of any device to automate a vote is prohibited, including, but not limited to, software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated votes. MTV EMA reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any vote it suspects or finds: (a) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message vote; (b) to have tampered with the voting process; (c) to be acting in violation of these How Voting Works For The 2018 MTV EMA rules; or (d) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
The total number of votes submitted during the Voting Period for the "Nominees" in each of the eligible categories will be tabulated by MTV EMA and the "Nominee" with the most votes in its applicable category, as determined by MTV EMA, will be declared the winner of such category. Notwithstanding the total number of votes submitted and tabulated for any category in accordance with these rules, MTV EMA (and authorized any representative thereof) reserves the right to, for any reasons, ultimately select and determine category winners in its sole and absolute discretion (and such selection will be final). If, for any reason, this voting process is interrupted for any reason, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that MTV EMA believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, MTV EMA reserves the right to select the winners at its discretion and may take into consideration the number of votes received by a Nominee up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process.
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