Each year, the International Polka Association recognizes deserving polka artists with music awards that include Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Band of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year for Polish and International (Slovenian, Czech, German, Dutchmen, etc.) polka styles. An academy of 195 electors from across the country determines the award winners by casting their votes on ballots generated by submissions from those artists.
In order to be listed on the ballot, independent artists, bandleaders, executive producers, or record label representatives must complete the electronic IPA Polka Music Awards Registration below. Recording artists must submit the musical tracks of the recording and related artwork with liner notes as instructed in the form. Recordings must be released between January 1st and December 31st of a given year and the submission must be received by the following January 14th to be considered in the next voting cycle. Any questions concerning this process should be directed to MusicAwards@ipapolkas.com.