Were your favorite K-pop acts shafted from this year's collection of MTV Video Music Awards nominees?

If you're a fan of BTS, SHINee or any of their contemporaries, then the answer is likely a resounding and frustrating Y-E-S.

But with your help, we're ready to right that wrong.

This year, PopCrush is encouraging K-Pop fans far and wide to be a part of our very first Korean Pop Music Awards, which will honor acts that span from LOONA to Super Junior. Starting Wednesday (August 1), we'll ask you to vote for nominees, which readers helped to arrange, in a series of categories including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, Choreography of the Year and Best Solo Breakthrough. Eligible nominees released related work between July 2017 and July 2018.

And while the first three brackets are now open for voting, hold tight — a second wave of nominees will be released on August 2, and the third wave of contenders will be eligible for vote starting August 3 (you can see which category will open when below).

So, what are you waiting for? Look back at the year's best in K-pop, cast your votes and be sure to check back on August 20 to see which stars will claim victory in each KPMAs category!

Video of the Year
BTS - “Fake Love”
Momoland - “Bboom Bboom”
SHINee - “Good Evening”
Red Velvet - “Bad Boy”
GOT7 - “Look”

Artist of the Year
BTS
GOT7
Blackpink
SHINee
LOONA

Song of the Year
Blackpink - “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
BTS - “Fake Love”
EXO - “Ko Ko Bop”
TWICE - “Likey”
GOT7 - “Look”

Choreography of the Year 
BTS - “Fake Love”
GOT7 - “Look”
EXO-CBX - “Blooming Day”
Red Velvet - “Bad Boy”
TWICE - “Likey”

Best New Artist/Rookie Group 
Holland
LOONA yyxy
Stray Kids
Fromis_9
The Rose

Best Collaboration 
LOONA yyxy ft. Grimes - “love4eva”
Super Junior ft. Leslie Grace - “Lo Siento”
BTS ft. Steve Aoki - “The Truth Untold”
HEIZE ft. Gaeko - “Jenga”
Amber x Luna of f(x) - “Low”

Best Cinematography 
GOT7 - “Look”
BTS - “Fake Love”
TWICE - “What is Love?”
EXO - “Ko Ko Bop”
LOONA yyxy - “love4eva”

Best Art Direction 
BTS - “Fake Love”
TWICE - “What is Love?”
Blackpink - “DDU-DU DDU-DU”
EXO - “Ko Ko Bop”
GOT7 - “Look”

Best Solo Breakthrough 
J-Hope (BTS) - “Daydream”
Tiffany Young (Girls’ Generation) - “Over My Skin”
Chuu (LOONA) - “Heart Attack”
Jonghyun (SHINee) - “Shinin”
Chungha (I.O.I.) - “Roller Coaster”

Best Storyline
BTS - “Fake Love”
LOONA yyxy - “love4eva”
Chuu (LOONA) - “Heart Attack”
TWICE - “Dance the Night Away”
SEVENTEEN - “Thanks”

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