HOW VOTING WORKS FOR THE 2016 MTV EMA

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 Song, Best New, Best Female, Best Male, Best Live, Best Local Act, Best Pop, Best Rock, Best Hip Hop, Best Alternative, Best Electronic, Best Look, Best World Stage, Best PUSH, and Biggest Fans.
 
As always, the award for Best Video 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 6 November 2016. 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.
 
CategoryVoting MethodStart DateEnd Date
Biggest FansTwitter and Instagram Hashtag29 October
@ 1pm CET
6 November
@ time TBA
Best LookTwitter Post Likes
(twitter.com/mtvema)
18 October
@ 1pm CET
21 October
@ 12:59pm CET
Instagram Post Likes
(instagram.com/mtvema)
22 October
@ 1am CET
25 October
@ 12:59am CET
Facebook Post Likes (facebook.com/mtvema)25 October
@ 1pm CET
28 October
@ 12:59pm CET
Best Local Act, Phase 1:  Pre-NominationTwitter Hashtag20 September
@ 1pm CET
26 September
@ 11:59pm CET
Best Local Act, Phase 2: FinalWebsite/App27 September
@ 1pm CET
5 November
@ 11:59pm CET*
All OthersWebsite/App27 September
@ 1pm CET
5 November
@ 11:59pm CET
 
*Except voting for: (i) Best Swiss Act (closes on 29 October 2016 @9:00pm CET); (ii) Best Belgian Act (closes on 30 October 2016 @11:59pm CET); (iii) Best Dutch Act (closes on 1 November 2016 @11:59pm CET); (iv) Best Polish Act (closes on 2 November 2016 @11:59pm CET); (v) Best Israeli Act (closes on 30 October 2016 @ 12:00pm CET); and (vi) Best German Act (closes on 4 November 2016 @ 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 has two phases:
 
Phase 1: Pre-nomination. On 20 September 2016, each region will announce 4-6 confirmed nominees for Best Local Act. In select regions, local fans will choose one additional final nominee spot through Twitter hashtag voting. In these regions, the final nominee will be announced online on 26 September 2016.
 
Phase 2: Final Voting. In this phase 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 6 November 2016, except for the following: (i) Best Swiss Act (announced on 29 October 2016); (ii) Best Belgian Act (announced on 31 October 2016); (iii) Best Dutch Act (announced on 2 November 2016); (iv) Best Polish Act (announced on 3 November 2016); (v) Best Israeli Act (announced on a date TBA at a later date); and (vi) Best German Act (announced on 3 November 2016).
 
MTV EMA reserves the right to add additional Categories 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 2016 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. 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.

By participating in this voting process, you agree to be bound by these How Voting Works For The 2016 MTV EMA rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a voter's disqualification solely at the discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these How Voting Works For The 2016 MTV EMA rules at any time in its sole discretion.
All interpretations of these How Voting Works For The 2016 MTV EMA rules and the decisions of Sponsor relating to this voting process are final.