VIMA calling for submissions

The 2014 (10th anniversary) Vancouver Island Music Awards are putting out the final call for submissions from Vancouver Island musicians.

The 2014 (10th anniversary) Vancouver Island Music Awards are putting out the final call for submissions from Vancouver Island musicians.

All information on what and how to submit is at islandmusicawards.wordpress.com. The event is open to ages 10 to adult in all music styles.

The deadline for submitting is Sept. 30. The theme for VIMA 10 is, simply The Song, and categories are reflective of this theme:

• Youth Song of the Year;

• Roots/Folk/Country Song of the Year;

• Blues Song of the Year;

• Jazz Song of the Year;

• Pop Song of the Year;

• Rock Song of the Year;

• Hard Rock/Metal Song of the Year;

• World Music Song of the Year;

• Gospel Song of the Year;

• Children’s Music Song of the Year;

• Vocal performance of the Year;

• Music Video of the Year;

• Live Act of the Year.

Nominees will be announced in late October, and the gala to announce the winners (and showcase many performances by Nominees) will be held in March (city/venue TBA).

The Island Artist of the Year winners for the past three years were Victoria’s Steph Macpherson (2013), Ladysmith’s Ryan McMahon (2012), and Courtenay’s Helen Austin (2011).

Island musicians can contact VIMA at 1-778-350-9725.

— Vancouver Island Music Awards

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