Broadcaster of the Year – Michael Kear
Event of the Year – Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week, Elkins, WV
Graphic Designer of the Year – Michael Armistead
Liner Notes of the Year – Katy Daley (Live at the Cellar Door – The Seldom Scene)
Writer of the Year – Derek Halsey
Sound Engineer of the Year – Stephen Mougin
Songwriter of the Year – Milan Miller
Any person may suggest a candidate for consideration by completing the online Industry Awards nomination form. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed.
All submissions are reviewed by IBMA Executive-appointed Industry Awards Nominating Committees for each category. The leading candidates are recommended to the IBMA Panel of Electors, whose vote determines the award recipients. Category descriptions and awards eligibility and criteria can be found in the IBMA Awards Handbook.