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
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 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.
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.
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 or call (301) 509-3459.