Final call for VIMA

The call for submissions, which began in September, is closing in on its Dec. 21 postmark deadline.

The producers of the Vancouver Island Music Awards are announcing their final call for submissions for the 2013 (ninth annual) music gala.

The host city for the 2013 ceremony and showcase of talent will be Victoria, and it will be held in late April. The date and venue are still to be announced.

The call for submissions, which began in September, is closing in on its Dec. 21 postmark deadline.

Major changes have been made to the criteria for music submissions this year — the event has been opened up to all Canadian musicians, and many new categories have been added. The VIMAs are open to all ages from 10 to adult, in all genres of music.

All details on how and what to submit can be found at islandmusicawards.wordpress.com.

The 2012 VIMA Artist of the Year was Ladysmith’s Ryan McMahon. Victorians Mike Edel (Male Songwriter of the Year), Lindsay Bryan (Song of the Year), and Lola Parks (Female Songwriter of the Year) were also winners. Campbell River’s Francesca Belcourt was named Youth Artist of the Year.

Shane Philip of Courtenay was named Best Live Act.

— Vancouver Island Music Awards

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