The International Bluegrass Music Association reminds its membership that June 30 is the deadline for nominations for Special IBMA Awards. These are the “behind the scenes” honors that are distributed during the afternoon prior to the gala evening awards show during IBMA week in Nashville.
These awards nominations, and the award recipients, are chosen by a select committee appointed by the IBMA board. The categories are:
- Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year
- Print Media Person of the Year
- Best Graphic Design
- Best Liner Notes
- Bluegrass Event of the Year
Eligibility is described thusly:
The eligibility period for special awards is April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009. Broadcasting and print media accomplishments during this time frame should be considered, to be nominated for these awards. Bluegrass events nominated need to have taken place during this time frame, and writers/designers nominated for the Liner Notes and Graphic Design awards should have their work included on CDs released during the eligibility period.
Full details for suggesting nominations can be found at ibma.org.