Top 100 DJs voting opens on 11th July. For the second year, the world's biggest music poll will be in aid of international children’s organisation, UNICEF.
We'll be working hard to raise funds and awareness throughout the voting process and awards parties, building on the £30,000 raised during 2017's poll.
Unicef works in more than 190 countries and ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. The money raised through The Top 100 DJs Poll will support Unicef to vaccinate children to protect them from deadly disease, provide life-saving food for malnourished children, train teachers and provide education, protect vulnerable children from violence and abuse and deliver humanitarian aid for children in danger from war and disaster around the world.
As part of the of fundraising initiatives planned for 2018 we'll be using the Top 100 DJs events and awards ceremony to raise donations for UNICEF, as well as giving voters an opportunity to enter a charity raffle, with prizes including an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) to attend the Top 100 DJs Awards Show and meet the World's No.1 DJ.
Speaking of last year's campaign, UNICEF UK Executive Director, Mike Penrose, said: “UNICEF UK is enormously grateful for the generosity of DJ Mag and its readers in donating more than £30,000 during last year’s Top 100 DJs Poll, and we are looking forward to working together to raise even more in 2018. The Top 100 DJs Poll is a cornerstone of the global dance music calendar and our partnership will raise vital funds to help save and change the lives of children in danger all around the world.”
Voting begins on Wednesday 11th July at 12pm BST, and runs until Wednesday 19th September at 11.59pm BST.
To add an extra layer of security and open the poll up to new markets, we're introducing an optional SMS 2-Factor verification option for voters for the first time. This new system will open up the poll to users, for example in China, who are unable to use Facebook or Google to register a vote and offers the possibility to increase the global reach of the poll, which already receives votes from 179 different countries.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Top 100 DJs poll. As part of this landmark year, we will be releasing exclusive historical content throughout the campaign to commemorate the anniversary.
The results will be announced on 21st October during a special awards ceremony at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 35,000 fans, during the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
In 2017 4 million people tuned in to watch Martin Garrix be crowned The World’s No.1 DJ for a second time. Full details and line-up reveal for the 2018 ceremony will be announced soon.
On the night, you'll also be able to follow the announcement of the Top 100 DJs Results across DJ Mag's digital and social channels, culminating with the unveiling of The World’s No.1 DJ. The print magazine will then issue the Top 100 DJs edition on 25th October, featuring interviews with all Top 100 DJ entries in the poll.
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