PHASE 2 - NOMINATIONS
Only current (or newly registered) Detroit Music Awards members were allowed to participate in the Nomination Phase.
During this phase, the Nomination Ballot was available online after an eligible voting member logged in. Eligible voters were emailed instructions directly from Election Runner when the nomination process began.
The Nomination Ballot allowed voters to choose from the names and recordings that were submitted in Phase I and met the previously outlined criteria. You needed a Voter ID (username) and Voter Key (password) to begin the online election.
Voting in this Phase ended at 11:59pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The top six (6) in each category will then move on to the Final Ballot stage (to begin in late Feb/early March). Due to the large number of submissions, these ballots were very long in some of the genres. We strongly encouraged people to use a computer or the Election Runner app when voting to prevent errors. For a list of Special Honorees not eligible to win in their respective categories this year, please refer to the explanation and list on the SPECIAL HONOREES page.
Names eligible to be considered as Nominees must have a connection, or perform a body of work, primarily in the Detroit metro area, which, for our purposes, stretches as far north as Flint, as far west as metropolitan Ann Arbor, as far south as the Ohio border, and as far east as the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.
Recordings eligible for the 2021 Detroit Music Awards to be considered as choices must have been released between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Recordings need to be available for purchase or streaming to the public via physical or digital means between those dates.