Document Release Date: October, 2016
2016 IPA Polka Music Awards Call to Action
Polka Recording Companies and Artists Must Submit Nominations by January 14, 2017
The International Polka Association is preparing to conduct the balloting for the annual Polka Music Awards that will determine the Favorite Polish Polka Album, Favorite Polish Polka Song, Favorite International Polka Album, Favorite International Polka Song, Favorite Male Vocalist, Favorite Female Vocalist, and Favorite Band for 2016. To ensure all qualified recordings and artists are included on the ballot, we need you to complete and sign the enclosed affidavit and mail it with a physical recording in compact disc (CD) format to: IPA Polka Music Awards, P.O. Box 91, Dover, DE 19903 postmarked by January 14, 2017. The affidavit may also be signed, scanned, and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org but physical CDs must still be provided, even if your recording was digitally released.
Only artists who have released a recording between January 1 and December 31, 2016 are eligible for the Favorite Polish Polka Album, Favorite Polish Polka Song, Favorite International Polka Album, and Favorite International Polka Song awards. You may nominate one song for Favorite Song award consideration and no more than two people for Favorite Male/Female Vocalist award consideration from each released recording. Recordings released in previous years are not eligible, even if re-released as part of a new compilation album.
Your prompt action is vital to ensure deserving polka recordings and artists are properly recognized for the good of the entire polka industry. Any questions concerning this process should be directed to Fred Bulinski at email@example.com or (443) 956-3087.