April 5: Last Date for Members to Join/Renew and Vote on 1st Ballot
May 31: Last Date for Members to Join/Renew and Vote on 2nd Ballot
July 18: Last Date for Members to Join/Renew and Vote on 3rd Ballot
In the first round, each current Professional Member of the IBMA may nominate as many as five entries per category and subcategory on the ballot. All eligible entries receiving ten or more votes on the first ballot become candidates for nomination, and will be placed on the second ballot.
The IBMA Board of Directors has developed and announced changes to the 2019 awards and the selection process for each. Please review carefully the IBMA Awards Handbook 2019, available on the Selection Process page.
Understanding the Selection Process helps our voting members throughout the balloting process.
Reference List submissions closed March 31st, 2019. A crowd-sourced Reference List is made available to voting members as they fill out the first, all write-in ballot. The Reference List consists solely of the submissions made by IBMA members and the bluegrass community. (The IBMA staff/board does NOT gather information or contribute in any way to this list.)