Ten Asia will be holding an awards ceremony called ‘TEN Asia K-Pop Global TOP TEN Awards’ (hereafter Global TOP TEN Awards) where K-pop fans from 10 countries across Asia will vote online to choose the best idol group.

The Global TOP TEN Awards – which are being held for the first time this year as Ten Asia celebrates its 10th anniversary – will be accepting votes from K-pop fans in 10 Asian countries (South Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia) to select the best idol group in all of K-pop.

The biggest distinction of the Global TOP TEN Awards is that the promotions, voting, tallying, and the presentation of the awards will all be happening online. Anyone from one of the 10 countries listed above who is a fan of K-pop can submit their votes online for free by registering at the official site for the Global TOP TEN Awards. Each registered member can vote up to 30 times a day.

Voting for the preliminary round will be going on from December 17 to 30. The votes that are received during the preliminary round will be counted, and the groups that receive the most votes in each country will move on to the final round. The voting for the final round will begin on December 31, and the ultimate winner will be announced after the voting closes on January 13, 2019.

Once the votes from the final round have been tallied, an award ceremony will be held to present the award to the winning group. Interviews of the group with Ten Asia and TV10, which will cover what the group is currently up to, what their future plans are, and how they feel about accepting the award, will be posted. A video of the acceptance speech which will be filmed by the members of the group themselves will also be posted on the official site for the Global TOP TEN Awards.

Anyone from one of the 10 Asian countries listed above is eligible to vote. Voting will take place until January 13, 2019 via the official site for the Global TOP TEN Awards (http://bit.ly/1010awards).

▲The 20 nominees for the ‘Global TOP TEN Awards’ (in alphabetical order)

BTOB, BTS, EXO, GFRIEND, GOT7, Girls’ Generation, Highlight, INFINITE, MAMAMOO, MONSTA X, NU’EST, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, SHINee, Super Junior, TVXQ, TWICE, VIXX, WINNER, Wanna One