IBMA Industry Awards are given annually to industry professionals who are dedicated to furthering bluegrass music and its artists. Songwriters, broadcasters, writers, graphic designers, event promoters, and sound engineers who have been active during the eligibility period are invited to apply. It is not required for nominees to be IBMA members.
Any person may suggest an artist or industry leader for consideration by completing the IBMA Industry Awards nomination form during the submission period.
It is, however, encouraged that candidates nominate themselves, unless the individuals nominating on their behalf have the required information and materials.