Any person may suggest a candidate for consideration by completing the online Momentum Awards nomination form. Self-nominations are encouraged.
All submissions are reviewed by IBMA Executive-appointed Momentum Awards Nominating Committees for each category. The leading candidates in each category are recommended to the IBMA Momentum Awards Selection Committee for decision by majority vote. Category descriptions and awards eligibility and criteria can be found in the IBMA Awards Handbook.
IBMA Mentor of the Year – Annie Savage
Industry Involvement – Kris Truelsen
Vocalist of the Year – Melody Williamson
Instrumentalist of the Year – Tabitha Agnew (Banjo)
Instrumentalist of the Year – Thomas Cassell (Mandolin)
Band of the Year – The Slocan Ramblers
IBMA Momentum Awards are given annually by the International Bluegrass Music Association to artists and industry professionals who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. Bands, instrumentalists, vocalists, and industry professionals who are new to bluegrass and have been active during the eligibility period are invited to apply. An award is also presented to a mentor for his/her/their positive influence on new artists and industry professionals.