Any IBMA member may suggest an artist or industry leader for consideration. To do so, complete the online Special Awards Submission form during the submission period, May 1-May 31 each year. During that window, you will find a link to the online form here.



Best Sound Engineer (NEW!)
Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year
Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year
Bluegrass Event of the Year
Best Graphic Design
Best Liner Notes
Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year

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Selection Process

Any IBMA member, fan or professional, may submit a nomination for each of the Special Awards categories.  The final five nominees for each category will be selected by special committees named by the chairperson of the IBMA board. The recipient of each award will be determined by the Panel of Electors.

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