The UK’s biggest young people’s music charity ‘Youth Music‘ has announced this year’s Best Video Award will go to a public vote at the Youth Music Awards 2022.

From now until midnight on the 4th of October, music fans, friends and family can vote for their favourite video via the Youth Music Website and the six nominees include Gemini Aaliyah, Jason Patel, More Media Collective, Oceanside Records, Risky (Jordan) and Tinzo.

This year’s Youth Music Awards takes place on Wednesday 19th of October and the judging panel includes BRIT Nominee Mahalia, DJ duo Bicep and Rizzle Kicks star, Jordan Stephens.

The annual awards have previously provided a vital stepping stone for emerging talent to progress in their careers. Last year’s winners have achieved significant success since, including TEE, who won the Lyricist Award in 2022 and is now part of Little Simz’ touring crew and Sans Soucis, winner of Original Track Award (solo artist) who has signed a deal with Decca Records.  

Take a look at the nominee below:

Gemini Aaliyah – After Hours 

Music Leeds, Launchpad (Yorkshire and the Humber)  

After Hours is the second single of the year from the prolific young artist Gemini Aaliyah. The lyrics describe Gemini’s connection to witchcraft and the magical realm being suppressed. 

Jason Patel – One Last Dance 

YouPress, The Collective (London)  

One Last Dance is Jason Patel’s first music video. It takes inspiration from TikTok transitions and Jason’s own heritage to create a modern narrative about representing and celebrating yourself. 

Oceanside Records – Welcome to Torbay  

Sound Communities CIC, Making Waves, Music Up/Ocean Sounds (South West)  

Welcome to Torbay is a high-energy music video by Oceanside Records, recorded in locations across Torbay. It illustrates what life is like growing up and living as a teenager in Torbay. 

Tinzo – Ptown  

Romsey Mill, Bassline Sounds (East of England)  

Ptown by Tinzo pays homage to Michael Jackson as the song uses a remixed beat of Billie Jean behind Tinzo’s quickfire bars. The music video was shot and edited by Romsey Mill’s Youth Development Worker Dave Read in Final Cut Pro. 

More Media Collective – Last Chance to Dance  

More Music Morecambe, More Media Collective (North West)

Last Chance to Dance is an ode to the history of LGBTQIA+ rights and the movements they have led throughout the ages.

Risky – Too Many  

Aspire in Arts, Beats, Bars and Banter (West Midlands)

Too Many is a track about the atrocities that happen in the world: political corruption, wars, poverty, knife crime and raising awareness of those issues.

Who’s gonna get your vote? Vote now, vote here