AVN Awards Pre-nom Site Extended Through Monday

Due to the 2013 AVN Awards Pre-nom Site unexpectedly closing before the midnight deadline Sunday, AVN has opened it back up for submissions through 9 PM PACIFIC TIME today. There will be no further deadline extensions. All necessary information for submitting pre-noms through the site is contained below:

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is now accepting pre-nominations for the 30th annual AVN Awards. Producers, manufacturers and retailers should immediately request access to the restricted pre-nom website in order to submit their movies, products, outlets and other entities for awards consideration.

The 30th AVN Awards Show is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2013 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In order to be eligible for a 2013 AVN Award nomination, a movie or product must be released by Sept. 30, in accordance with the following guidelines: made available for VOD download and/or physically stocked with either 10 wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets; movie titles only released via VOD as of Sept. 30 must be in stock in physical format with 10 wholesale distributors or 100 retail outlets no later than Oct. 15. The eligibility period includes any movie or product released between Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2012.

To access the pre-nom site, candidates must register for a user account at voting.avn.com/registration/submitter. If approved for access, they will receive a notification email and may log in to begin entering their pre-noms. The site will remain open until 9 p.m. PST Oct. 8.

"We are very excited to have moved to a complete new platform for the AVN Awards which is technologically driven by AdultCentro, a global b2b content marketplace that allows content owners to monetize their digital assets in markets and regions they couldn't reach before," AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis said.

Added AVN senior editor Peter Warren, “We've put a lot of work into designing a new pre-nom site this year with the help of AdultCentro, and I think the result is a site people will find far more intuitive and easy to use than ever before. Perhaps best of all, the new site allows users to easily review their submissions, so everybody on both ends of the process should have a lot more peace of mind that nothing has gone unaccounted for."

AVN asks producers and manufacturers to be judicious in their pre-noms, submitting only those titles and items they strongly believe have a chance at being nominated rather than submitting all product released during the eligibility period.

Production companies must supply AVN with all pertinent information in their pre-nom entries, including the full stage names of all the performers in the sex scenes and the names of all the behind-the-camera professionals in the technical categories such as editing, cinematography, music and others.

By Oct. 8, AVN asks that producers send two (2) DVD copies of each movie or series it would like considered, as well as sample materials used in marketing campaigns if seeking consideration in those categories. Novelty companies should also provide two (2) samples of each product they would like considered. All items should be mailed or hand-delivered to:

AVN Media Network

9400 Penfield Ave. Suite 100

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Attn: Nominations

Retailers are welcome to pre-nom any wholesale distributor they feel is worthy of being nominated. Similarly, manufacturers and distributors are free to pre-nom retailers in the various categories for consideration.

The award categories are as follows, though they are subject to change:

Video/DVD Categories

Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene

Best All-Girl Release

Best All-Girl Series

Best All-Sex Release

Best All-Sex Release, Mixed Format

Best All-Sex/Vignette Series

Best Amateur Release

Best Amateur Series

Best Anal Release

Best Anal Series

Best Anal Sex Scene

Best Animated Release

Best Art Direction

Best BDSM Release

Best Big Bust Release

Best Big Bust Series

Best Big Butt Release

Best Big Butt Series

Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene

Best Celebrity Sex Tape

Best Cinematography

Best Classic Release

Best Comedy

Best Director - Feature

Best Director - Foreign Feature

Best Director - Foreign Non-Feature

Best Director - Non-Feature

Best Director - Parody

Best Double Penetration Sex Scene

Best DVD Extras [NOTE: Must be released in physical format by Sept. 30 to be considered.]

Best Editing

Best Educational Release

Best Ethnic Release - Asian

Best Ethnic Release - Black

Best Ethnic Release - Latin

Best Ethnic Series

Best Feature

Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release

Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release

Best Foreign All-Sex Release

Best Foreign All-Sex Series

Best Foreign Feature

Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene

Best Gonzo Release

Best Gonzo Series

Best Group Sex Scene

Best Internal Release

Best Interracial Release

Best Interracial Series

Best Makeup

Best Male Newcomer

Best MILF Release

Best MILF Series

Best Music Soundtrack

Best New Line

Best New Series

Best New Starlet

Best Non-Sex Performance

Best Older Woman/Younger Girl Release

Best Oral Release

Best Oral Series

Best Oral Sex Scene

Best Orgy/Gangbang Release

Best Original Song

Best Overall Marketing Campaign - Company Image

Best Overall Marketing Campaign - Individual Project

Best Packaging [NOTE: Must be released in physical format by Sept. 30 to be considered.]

Best Parody – Comedy

Best Parody – Drama

Best POV Release

Best POV Series

Best POV Sex Scene

Best Pro-Am Release

Best Pro-Am Series

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay – Parody

Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production

Best Softcore Release

Best Solo Release

Best Solo Sex Scene

Best Special Effects

Best Specialty Release - Other Genre

Best Specialty Series - Other Genre

Best Squirting Release

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Tease Performance

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – B/B/G

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B

Best Transsexual Release

Best Transsexual Series

Best Transsexual Sex Scene

Best Vignette Release

Best Vignette Series

Best Young Girl Release

Best Young Girl Series

Clever Title of the Year

Crossover Star of the Year

Director of the Year (Body of Work)

Female Foreign Performer of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Hall of Fame

Male Foreign Performer of the Year

Male Performer of the Year

MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year

Most Outrageous Sex Scene

Transsexual Performer of the Year

Unsung Male Performer of the Year

Unsung Starlet of the Year


Pleasure Product Categories

Best Enhancement Manufacturer

Best Fetish Line

Best Lingerie or Apparel Manufacturer

Best Lubricant Manufacturer

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Medium

Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Small

Best Product Line for Men

Best Product Line for Women

Hall of Fame (Pleasure Product Branch)


Retail & Distribution Categories

Best Adult Distributor

Best Boutique

Best Online Retail Store

Best Retail Chain - Large

Best Retail Chain - Small


Web & Technology Categories

Best Affiliate Program

Best Alternative Website

Best Dating Website

Best Live Chat Website

Best Membership Site

Best Photography Website

Best Porn Star Website

Best Solo Girl Website

Best Studio Website

Best Web Premiere

Hall of Fame (Internet Founders Branch)

Descriptions of each category are provided in drag-over pop-up windows beside each category name on the pre-nom site. Register for access at voting.avn.com/registration/submitter.