Get Nominated

4 Ways to be Nominated | 27 Categories of Awards

1) People’s Choice Award

Fan Nominated Category

Nominated through online fan voting. The winner is decided by live text messaging the night of the Awards.

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2) Showcase Series

Live Performance Category

Best Live Band Showcase Series is free to submit online. Judges decide the competitors and winners.

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3) Submission Categories

Free online submissions. Nominees and winners are selected by the Academy.

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4) Academy Nominated

Genre Categories

Nominees and winners are selected by the Academy.

Fan Vote

Vote for your Favorite Band!

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Academy Nomination Process
Academy Members
Categories

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Orange County Impact Award – Each year the OC Music Awards honors a legendary local band/artist for their contribution to the Orange County Music Scene.

Lifetime Achievement Award – The OC Music Awards seeks out those individuals who have had a significant presence in the local scene, working to further local music whether a musician or not.

Memorial Reflection | Non-award element

OC Music Awards Remembrance Moment – A moment to remember Orange County musicians no longer with us.

FAQ – for more info