The Momentum Awards focus on artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. The awards are split into two categories—performance awards and industry awards. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists. Three Industry related Momentum Awards are given out each year as well, recognizing a Mentor, an Industry Achiever, and a Festival/Venue/Event. See the Momentum Awards Criteria for more details about the individual awards and the selection process.