This year's MTV EMA gives the power to you, the viewers, to pick the winners of most of our awards. These are the official terms and conditions for voting for "2020 MTV Europe Music Awards" (the "Official Voting Rules").
 
ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of Viacom International, Inc. ("VCNI") will be responsible for managing the MTV EMA and all matters related thereto including the selection of nominees, administration of voting, and presentation of the awards.
 
  1. Categories
 
There are sixteen (16) main categories ("Main Categories") and twenty-nine (29) best local act categories ("Local Categories") open for voting, as detailed in Section 7.
The award for Best Video is chosen by the MTV Music Editorial Team and is not eligible for voting.
VCNI reserves the right to add additional categories and voting methods at a later date.
 
  1. Eligibility
At the time of voting, voters must be thirteen (13) years of age or older and cannot be an employee, agent, or representative of VCNI, or any of its parent companies, affiliates or related companies. Minors must obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian in order to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
 
 
  1. How to Vote and Voting Period
 
Follow the Voting Method instructions below to submit your votes for your nominee preferences during the applicable Voting Period (as detailed below). There is no limit on the number of votes you can submit.
 
Votes submitted during certain periods ("Bonus Voting Period(s)") will be accorded additional value (determined by VCNI from time to time) (e.g. one vote counts as 2 votes, or 3 votes etc.). Currently, the Bonus Voting Periods details are: every Sunday during the regular Voting Periods, from 12am to 11:59pm CET, each vote submitted during such times will be equal to 2 votes. VCNI may designate additional Bonus Voting Periods, and VCNI will announce on the MTV EMA social channels the details of any such additional Bonus Voting Periods (including the applicable dates/times of such Bonus Voting Periods and the value that will be accorded to votes submitted during such periods).
 
Main Categories
 
The voting period for the Main Categories, except for (i) Biggest Fans, and (ii) Best Video, starts on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM CET and ends on November 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM CET.
 
 
Voting for the Main Categories is as follows:
 
CategoryVoting MethodStart DateEnd Date
Biggest FansSocial Media (details TBA)
 
TBA time and dateTBA time and date
All Other Main CategoriesWebsite: (mtvema.com)6 October, 2020
@ 12pm CET
2 November, 2020
@ 11:59pm CET
 
 
Local Categories
 
The Local Categories gives viewers and fans the opportunity to vote for the Best Local Act in each country/region listed in Section 7 and on mtvema.com. The Local Categories may be referred to by the specific country/region, such as "Best Dutch Act", "Best Belgian Act", etc.
 
You will be able to vote for the Best Local Act nominees in any participating country/local region.
 
The voting periods for the Local Categories are as follows:
 
CategoryVoting MethodStart DateEnd Date
Best Australian ActWebsite: mtvema.com6 October, 2020
@ 12pm CET
2 November 2020
@ 08:59 AEDT
Best New Zealand ActWebsite: mtvema.com6 October, 2020
@ 12pm CET
2 November 2020
@ 08:59 AEDT
Best French ActWebsite: mtvema.com6 October, 2020
@ 12pm CET
1 November 2020
@ 23:59 CET
All other Best Local Act categoriesWebsite: mtvema.com6 October, 2020
@ 12pm CET
2 November 2020
@ 11:59pm CET
 
 
Voting Steps
ONLINE: Submit your nominee preferences during the applicable voting period, as set forth above, by visiting mtvema.com/vote/. Click the "Vote" button adjacent to the nominee's image or video.
 
 
SOCIAL: TBA
 
 
  1. Determination of Winners
 
The total number of eligible votes for each nominee within a category submitted during the Voting Period will be calculated by VCNI and the nominee with the most eligible votes, as determined by VCNI, will be declared the winner of such category. Notwithstanding the total number of votes submitted and calculated for any category in accordance with these rules, VCNI (and any authorized representative thereof) reserves the right, for any reason, to select and determine category winners in its sole and absolute discretion (and such selection will be final). If any aspect of the voting process is interrupted for any reason, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that VCNI believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, VCNI reserves the right to cancel, modify, extend, or suspend the voting process, and/or 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; any such determination by VCNI will be final and binding.
 
 
  1. Winners Announcement
 
The winner of each Main Category will be announced during the MTV EMA on 8 November 2020 or on VCNI's MTV EMA social channels.
 
The winner of each Local Category will be announced on the Website or VCNI's MTV EMA social channels on 8 November 2020, except that certain Local Categories may be announced on the Website or on VCNI's MTV EMA social channels prior to 8 November, 2020 (as determined by VCNI), including Best Australian Act, Best New Zealand Act, and Best French Act.
 
 
 
  1. General Terms
 
You participate in this voting process at your own risk. 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. VCNI 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 in violation of these  Official Voting Rules; or (d) to involve unsportsmanlike, disruptive, abusive, annoying, threatening or harassing activities.
 
Online and social media votes may be subject to standard internet connection fees and data rates (please contact your service provider for pricing plans and details). If you are not the bill payer, we recommend you obtain the bill payer's permission.
By participating in this voting process, you agree to be bound by these Official Voting Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a voter's disqualification solely at the discretion of VCNI. VCNI reserves the right to modify these Official Voting Rules at any time in its sole discretion.
VCNI and its parent companies, affiliated and related companies, and any entity associated with this voting process (including any social media platform used to submit an official vote) and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (the "Released Parties") are not responsible nor liable for (a) difficulty accessing the internet, (b) errors in transmission, (c) outages, delays, problems, failures, or malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, cellular equipment, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or wireless services, websites or social media platforms, (d) any incomplete, lost, late, delayed, misdirected, or garbled votes or failure to receive votes, (e) injury or damage to you from participating in, or downloading materials or software (or attempting to participate in or download materials or software). The Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Released Parties that may cause the voting to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of these voting rules or (iii) any errors in the announcement of potential winners. You assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the voting opportunity described in these voting rules, and release the Released Parties, from any such claim or liability.
All interpretations of these Official Voting Rules and the decisions of VCNI relating to this voting process are final. Any inquiries, complaints, or comments regarding the 2020 MTV EMA should be directed to VCNI and not to any other individuals or entities.
 
7.     Categories
a.     Main Categories
1.     Best Video
2.     Best Artist
3.     Best Song
4.     Best Collaboration
5.     Best Pop
6.     Best Group
7.     Best New
8.     Biggest Fans
9.     Best Latin
10.  Best Rock
11.  Best Hip Hop
12.  Best Electronic
13.  Best Alternative
14.  Video for Good
15.  Best Push
16.  Best Virtual Live
 
b.    Local Categories
1.     Best African Act
2.     Best Australian Act
3.     Best Belgian Act
4.     Best Brazilian Act
5.     Best Canadian Act
6.     Best Caribbean Act
7.     Best French Act
8.     Best German Act
9.     Best Greater China Act
10.  Best Hungarian Act
11.  Best India Act
12.  Best Israeli Act
13.  Best Italian Act
14.  Best Japan Act
15.  Best Korea Act
16.  Best Lat Am Central Act
17.  Best Lat Am North Act
18.  Best Lat Am South Act
19.  Best Dutch Act
20.  Best New Zealand Act
21.  Best Nordic Act
22.  Best Polish Act
23.  Best Portuguese Act
24.  Best MTV Russia Act
25.  Best Southeast Asia Act
26.  Best Spanish Act
27.  Best Swiss Act
28.  Best UK & Ireland Act
29.  Best US Act