The organizers of the sixth Diesel-U-Music Awards have unveiled the U.K. nominees for its international music contest, which is designed to promote unsigned acts around the world.

The organizers of the sixth Diesel-U-Music Awards have unveiled the U.K. nominees for its international music contest, which is designed to promote unsigned acts around the world.

In the United Kingdom, the finalist in the urban/hop-hop category is iLLAMADi. For rock music, the finalist is Scottish band the Very, while London-based Duke Dumont is up for the electronic category.

The competition, co-sponsored by Billboard, received applications from more than 8,000 acts in 80 countries worldwide.

The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Oct. 4 at London's Shoreditch Town Hall.

There are seven participating territories: the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Japan, the Benelux [Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg] region, Italy, and "Around The World."

The contestants in each territory compete to be finalists in one of three music genres: urban/hip hop, rock and electronic.

Following the U.K. selections, the finalist for each genre in the other territories will be announced shortly.

The panel of judges is assembled from the recording industry, radio sector and other music-related markets.