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3rd Annual IGAA Awards Information & Guidelines

The IGAA Awards is an awards program that recognized independent artists and performers for their artistic merit and impact in their local communities.  Judging is a 3-stage process that includes pre-screening to eliminate non-qualified entries followed by an in-depth evaluation where submissions are ranked based on the totality of their artistic excellence -- originality, musicianship, and overall quality.  A final judging then determines the winners.  Our judges include esteemed recording artists, radio programmers, music supervisors, producers, reviewers, and other influencers.

DATES TO REMEMBER

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021

NOMINATION PERIOD OPENS

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 @ 11:59PM ET

NOMINATION PERIOD ENDS

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD PUBLIC VOTING BEGINS

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021 @ 11:59PM ET

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD PUBLIC VOTING ENDS

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 @ 8:00PM ET

3RD ANNUAL IGAA AWARDS SHOW

 

Nominees will notified via the email address provided on their nomination form.

It is important to add igaaawards@gmail.com to your approved contacts – and notify us if your contact information changes.

 

Winners will be announced on July 9, 2021 at the 3rd Annual IGAA Awards show.  Show details are to follow.

 

 

 

SUBMISSIONS

  • All music entries must be mastered and released. Release date must be between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

  • Demo recordings are not eligible.

  • Album/EP categories: one entry = one complete, full-length album or one complete EP with 4-6 songs

  • Song category: one entry = one complete song

  • Music Video category: one entry = one video of a song

  • Online entries only.  Submissions by mail will not be accepted.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESSING FEE:  $35 per entry (up to 3 categories)

Nominal fee: $35 per entry.  You may enter the same song, album, or EP in up to 3 categories per entry. Payments will be accepted online only by credit card through the online nomination form.

 

The processing fee helps to offset the cost of nomination process as well as marketing support and other expenses for presenting the show. This is NOT a pay to win model. There are NO additional fees for promotion. The small fee we charge DOES NOT guarantee nomination or an award.  Only the quality of your submission makes you eligible for nomination.

 

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year

Album of the Year

Choir/Group of the Year

Music Video of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Song of the Year

Producer of the Year - Automatic Nomination (Producers of Album and Song of Year Nominees)

IGAA People's Choice Award - Awarded by popular vote (Voting begins May 1, 2021)

If a category does not receive a quota of submissions, IGAA reserves the right to eliminate the category and transfer any submissions to another category.   

Please go to the Award Descriptions page for more information on each award.

If you have any questions, please email igaaawards@gmail.com or call (301) 509-3459.