DEADLINE: 2008 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

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The 3rd Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) is scheduled for Friday, November 7th at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. All submissions need to be in their office by 5pm June 30, 2008.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD: June 30, 2006 - June 30, 2008

The APCMA's are open to Aboriginal artists from across Canada and Native American artists from the United States.

The Entry Form is available at:

Also be sure to watch the APCMA call for submission commercial on YouTube:

The APCMA's feature an online voting system so the nominees and award winners are selected by the fans instead of a panel of industry experts. This means that if you're interested in being nominated or winning, you got to be really active on email and social networking sites to get your fans to vote for you.

The voting happens in two stages:
ROUND 1 BEGINS: July 8, 2008
ROUND 1 ENDS: August 15, 2008


ROUND 2 BEGINS: August 20, 2008
ROUND 2 ENDS: October 17, 2008

The nominees are announced after the first round and the winners are announced at the award shows in November after the second and final round of online voting.

The categories are:
-Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year
-Best Aboriginal Music Radio Station/Program
-Best Album Cover Design
-Best Blues CD
-Best Country CD
-Best Duo or Group
-Best Fiddle CD
-Best Flute CD
-Best Folk/Acoustic CD
-Best Gospel CD
-Best Hand Drum CD
-Best Instrumental CD
-Best Inuit CD
-Best Music Video
-Best New Artist
-Best Pow Wow CD – Contemporary
-Best Pow Wow CD – Traditional
-Best Producer/Engineer
-Best Rap/Hip Hop CD
-Best Rock CD
-Best Songwriter
-Best Television Program/ Promotion of Aboriginal Music
-Single of the Year

For more information:
Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
Lower Level - 376 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2J2
Toll Free: 1.866.449.0251

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