IBMA Special Awards deadline June 30

June 30 is the deadline for IBMA members to submit nominations for the Special Awards, presented each year during the World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville.

Unlike the International Bluegrass Music Awards, chosen by a three-tiered ballot process among the IBMA’s professional membership and presented during a gala Awards Show, the Special Awards are selected by a Special Awards Committee chosen by the IBMA Board Chair and presented during a Special Awards Luncheon.

Any member of the organization can submit a nomination for the following categories:

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year
Bluegrass Print Media Person of the Year
Bluegrass Event of the Year
Best Graphic Design
Best Liner Notes

What… no bluegrass web site of the year?

More details on these awards including the criteria and nomination requirements are available on the IBMA site. A list of previous award winners can be found there as well.

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  • Jon Weisberger

    the Special Awards are selected by a Special Awards Committee chosen by the IBMA Board Chair

    Separate committees are constituted for each award.

  • Margaret Benson

    You are so right! There should be a category for Bluegrass Web Site of the year! Every band, promoter, agent, etc. has one! (Myspace doesn’t count!)

    I am just a Grass Roots IBMA member, but, if I could vote, I would vote for Blue Grass Blog! You are where I come to keep up with everything blue grass! Good luck next year, when the IBMA inititates: Best Blue Grass Web Site of the Year! Margaret