The International Bluegrass Music Association has provided an online form to submit recorded projects to be listed as eligible for voting consideration in the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards.
Recordings released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 are qualified for this year’s awards. All albums submitted to IBMA that meets the eligibility date restrictions will be included on the list of qualified projects distributed with the first round ballots next month.
It is important to note that a failure to be listed there is not required for consideration on the awards ballot, but many members believe that voters in the first round respond especially strongly to albums in that inventory. First round ballots involve voters manually entering songs, artists, and albums they deem worthy of an IBMA Award. Top vote getters in this opening round form the basis for candidates on subsequent ballots.
To be sure your record gets its best opportunity for consideration, be sure to visit the online form and have it listed when the first ballots go out.
You can see the full criteria for IBMA awards on their web site.