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.


2) Showcase Series

Live Performance Category

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


3) Submission Categories

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


4) Academy Nominated

Genre Categories

Nominees and winners are selected by the Academy.

Academy Nomination Process
Academy Members

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.

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