The categories below are for all genres. The academy is looking for the best of the best in the music scene. Review our categories and Submit below. Categories can be broken into subcategories if 5 or more submissions of two different genres are submitted to that same category.
Best artist in Iowa. We are looking at consistency, marketing, performances, following, and quality of content.
Best Group in Iowa
Best Music Video. We are looking for quality, creativity, story telling or how it relates to the song.
Best Dj in Iowa. We are looking at actively booked, has mixes to submit, resume, transitions, effects, and versatility.
Song of the year.
Producer of the year
Event of the year
Best Recording Studio in Iowa
Best Streaming podcast
Best music event photographer
Best music videographer or videography company. We'll be reviewing the work done, feedback from clients, and consistency.
Best flyer, logo, album or web designer.