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AUSTRALIAN DVD AWARDS 2002 – CAST YOUR VOTES

As one of the sponsors of these new awards (launched 2001), we invite our readers to cast their votes online (with a chance to win great prizes – see below) in the public categories. Presented by Region 4 Magazine and Pioneer Electronics, the Australian DVD Awards will be presented on March 7, 2003 at Sydney’s luxurious State Theatre.

Technical awards will be judged (via submissions) by a panel of DVD experts comprising of DVD hardware technical managers, retail head buyers, DVD technical critics and Region 4 editor Scott Hocking. Sales based awards will be scored by industry experts, GFK Marketing Services.

Vote on the following categories (vote between December 11 and January 10, 2003):

VOTE HERE

1. Best Use Of Special Features
Awarded to the DVD that makes the best of the format's capabilities in order to extend the movie's experience by adding valuable, educational content to the release.

2. Best Menu Design
Awarded to the DVD with the most exciting, intuitive, appropriate and clear use of menus and navigation.

3. Best Audio Commentary
Awarded to the DVD with the most interesting and entertaining audio commentary that demystifies the movie making process and allows you to learn more about film making on a DVD.

4. Best Animated DVD
Commends the release that makes best use of DVDs technical capabilities in the confines of an animated video production including visual presentation, bonus materials and navigation.

5. Best Music DVD
Commends the release that makes best use of DVDs technical capabilities in the confines of a music video production including audio presentation, bonus materials and navigation.

6. Best Box Set Presentation
Recognising the most effective use of all the elements of a DVD titles packaging and presentation, taking into consideration the case, the outer graphics, the booklet and additional content, and decoration on the disc itself.

7. Best Australian Film On DVD
Honors the best Australian feature film to be released on the DVD format.

8. Best DVD
Honours the DVD considered the very best of the entire industry, based
on all technical and artistic aspects and its extension of the feature
presentations experience through inclusion of quality bonus materials.

All voters are eligible to win one of the following prizes: 

First Prize
Pioneer DVR 7000 DVD recorder Recordable DVD technology. The Next
Revolution. courtesy of Pioneer Electronics

Second Prize
Pioneer Home Theatre Lifestyle System courtesy of Pioneer Electronics

Third Prize
One of 5 DVD packs including Australian DVD Awards 2001 DVD winners:
- The Matrix DVD (winner Best DVD and winner Best Sound) courtesy Roadshow Entertainment,
- Gladiator DVD (winner Best Film On DVD, winner Best Audio Commentary and winner Best Picture Transfer) courtesy Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment,
- Star Wars Episode 1 (winner Best Use Of Special Features) courtesy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,
- Shrek (winner Best Animated DVD, winner Best Menu Design) courtesy Universal Pictures Video,
- The Godfather DVD Collection (winner Best Box Set Presentation).

5 runner up prizes

One of 5 DVD packs including multiple award winning DVDs:
- The Matrix DVD (winner Best DVD and winner Best Sound) courtesy Roadshow Entertainment,
- Gladiator DVD (winner Best Film On DVD, winner Best Audio Commentary and winner Best Picture Transfer) courtesy Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment,
- Shrek (winner Best Animated DVD, winner Best Menu Design) courtesy Universal Pictures Video.

Published December 12, 2002

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The Australian DVD Awards will be presented on March 7, 2003

2001 WINNERS:

The Matrix


Shrek


Gladiator







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