Music Awards Eligibility

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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 International Polka Album, Favorite Song, Favorite Male Vocalist, Favorite Female Vocalist, and Favorite Band for the past year. Note that the Favorite International Polka Album is a new award that recognizes a deserving album from the non-Polish styles such as Slovenian, Czech, German, Dutchmen, etc.

To ensure all qualified recordings and artists are included on the ballot, recording companies and polka artists must download, complete, and submit the IPA Polka Music Awards Affidavit found on the IPA web site at The document is located under the “Hall of Fame/Music Awards Nomination Process” tab. A physical recording in compact disc (CD) format must accompany the affidavit and mailed to: IPA Polka Music Awards, P.O. Box 91, Dover, DE 19903 postmarked by January 14. The completed affidavit may also be scanned and emailed to:, but the CD must still be submitted even if the recording was digitally released. Please note that only recordings released between January 1 and December 31 are eligible for the Favorite Polish Polka Album, Favorite International Polka Album, and Favorite Song awards. Eligible recording companies and artists may nominate one song for Favorite Song 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.

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: or


IPA Polka Hall of Fame & Music Awards Committee

Click here for Music Awards Submission Forms

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