When and where are the awards taking place?

The Kootenay Music Awards will take place March 16 at Bloom Nightclub in Nelson, BC. Tickets will be available February 12.

How do I submit my music?

Click here to submit your work for the 2018 Kootenay Music Awards. You will need an MP3 of your song, a promotional photo, and to answer a few questions.

When do submissions close?

Submissions close February 16, 2018.

How are nominees chosen?

A panel of local industry professionals will be responsible for choosing this year's nominees. There will be 4 nominees per award category.

When will nominees be announced?

Nominees will be announced February 24, 2018.

How are winners chosen?

Except for the People's Choice, winners will be chosen by a secondary panel of local industry professionals. They are venue and festival booking agents, sound technicians, band managers, musicians, and past KMA winners.

What about People's Choice?

There are two categories that will be voted on by people's choice, Best Music Video and Artist of the Year. Voting will take place from February 24 to March 10.

How will the Artist of the Year be nominated?

Every artist nominated in all categories are eligible to win the Artist of the Year.  

What if my music doesn't fit in any of this year's categories?

The categories are intended to be quite broad, however, if you do not see one that suits your music we suggest you apply anyway and we will try to be as accommodating as possible.

If you have any other questions please contact kootenaymusicawards@gmail.com