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Artist or Band of the Year

AWARD OVERVIEW

Artist or Band of the Year

The Best Artist or Band of the Year award is presented to an artist or band, born and or residing in the Durham Region, in any genre, that has achieved substantial recognition and success within the eligibility period. The artist or band has positively contributed to the Durham Region's music community at large and helped to put the Durham Region on the map.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility period is January 1, 2020 through to March 31, 2021. The artist or band members (majority of members) are born and or reside in the Durham Region. The artist or band is actively participating in the music industry by releasing material, promoting their brand, and achieving public consumption.

Order of Events

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 30scoring finalized

jul 20open public voting

aug 20public voting closes

sep 23RECIPIENT revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on the OMA website from July 20 to August 20 for public voting.

Public voting will end on August 20. All votes will be accumulated and the recipient(s) for each award will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 30Scoring finalized

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions in each category with a given set of judging criteria to determine the top three nominees.

july 20public voting opens

The top three nominees for each category will be posted on the OMA website from July 20 to August 20 for public voting.

aug 20public voting closed

Public voting will end on August 20. All votes will be accumulated and the recipient(s) for each award will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

sep 23RECIPIENT(S) revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

jul 15COMMITTEE VOTING ENDS

sep 23RECIPIENT(S) revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the recipient(s).

The recipient(s) will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a public callout for submissions will be made. Any submissions that do not meet the eligibility requirements for their respective award category will not be considered.

May 15submissions Closed

Public submissions will close on May 15. The Nominating and Voting Committee will go through all submissions to ensure that each submission meets all the requirements for its respective award category.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

A panel of selected judges will evaluate the remaining submissions and determine the recipient(s).

july 15COMMITTEE
VOTING ENDS

The winner will be announced during the OMA show on September 23.

sep 23winner revealed

ORDER OF EVENTS

March 15
submission open

May 15submissions close

Jun 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

sep 23winner revealed

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

ORDER OF EVENTS

MARCH 15
submissions open

Between March 15 to May 15, a committee will meet to recommend candidates who reside or were born in the Durham Region.

May 15submissions Closed

The OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will meet to discuss and determine potential recipients. Through a developed list of criteria, discussion, and voting, the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee will determine the recipient.

june 20FINALISTS DETERMINED

The recipient of this award is determined at the sole discretion of the OMA Nominating and Voting Committee and Executive Committee.

sep 23winner revealed

JUDGING CRITERIA

1.  Artistic Merit & Originality 20%

2.  Live or Virtual Performances 20%

3.  Production & Engineering Quality 10%

4.  Industry Affirmation (awards, achievement, signed, etc.) 20%

5.  Consumption data and Social Media Presence 20%

6.  Evidence/Measurement of artistic and or commercial growth (success story, journey) 10%

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