WAMA News 01-25-2006 Wammies Ballot

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WAMA News 01-25-2006 Wammies Ballot

Postby askmike » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:25 pm

20th WammiesTM Ballot

Your 2005 Wammies Ballot is here.
You can download it at
Print out and fax or mail back. The fax number is 703-393-1028.
Note: If your membership is not current, the ballot will not be counted.
You can renew your membership at
https://plus9.safe-order.net/crosstowna ... rship.html

Deadline: Ballots must be received by WAMA no later than 5PM, Monday, February 6, 2006.
2005 Wammies at the State Theatre
Falls Church, Virginia, Monday, February 20, 2004 8 PM.
The Washington Area Music Awards recognize significant career achievements by area musicians.
Nominations and balloting come from the WAMA membership. Past show participants include
Emmylou Harris, Joan Jett, The Clovers, The Orioles, Bo Diddley, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Dean,
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Sweet Honey in the Rock and more.
All seats are general admission, tickets do not guarantee a seat
(except sponsor/patron tables)
o $25 Non WAMA Members
o $15 WAMA Members (up to 4)
o $10 Nominees (up to 10 per nominated group,
and additional 6 tickets may be ordered at $10 each). .
o $550 Corporate Table of 8 (includes full page ad in souvenir
program, admission to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Feb 3)
o $300 Corporate Table of 4 (includes half page ad in souvenir program, admission
to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Feb 3)
o $100 Patron Table of 2 (includes recognition in souvenir program, admission to
pre-reception)(program deadline Feb 3)
To order tickets online click here.
To charge tickets by phone: 703-368-3300 or 888-843-0933 toll free

Tickets may be ordered by mail at:
WAMA, 6263 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112


Can I Enter The Wammies?
There is no way to enter the Wammies. The members of WAMA nominate and vote in the Wammies based on their own knowledge of area music. Members are sent a (blank) Nomination Ballot in early October - when those ballots are tabulated, the top five (or so) in each category will be on the final ballot.

We recommend that musicians post their mp3s on http://www.washingtonpost.com/mp3. We also recommend registering recent releases in the WAMA Product Registry at http://www.wamadc.com/wama/wammies/w-pr ... istry.html for members to use as a reference during the nomination period.

All current WAMA Voting Members may nominate. Certain non-member experts will be selected by the Voting & Nominating Committee, pending approval by the WAMA Board for inclusion in the nominating process, to assure that the final ballot represents as broad and informed an opinion as possible.

Any musician, group, engineer, studio (or other musical entity which relates to the awards categories) who meet any or all of the following criteria:
a.) who live, or are located in the Washington area;
b.) derives a majority of its income from the Washington area;
c.) performs in the Washington area on a regular basis, and is generally considered to be a Washington area group, performer, or musical entity;
For the purpose of WAMA, the Washington area shall be considered to extend to and include: Columbia, MD to the north; Frederick, MD to the northwest; Leesburg, VA to the west; Fredericksburg, VA to the south; and Annapolis, MD to the east. The period of eligibility for nominees is Oct 1, 2004 through Sept 30, 2005.

No, anyone can be nominated.

Nominating ballots shall be sent to all WAMA members, who are allowed to cast two nominations per category. A single band/artist may not be nominated for more than one subcategory in the following genre categories: (1) Folk; (2) Jazz; (3) Rock. For all other categories, members are strongly encouraged to refrain from nominating a single band/artist for more than two musical categories. In all cases, the WAMA Board shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make the final determination as to the eligibility of nominees in all musical categories.

The five nominees in each category receiving the most nominations shall appear on the final voting ballot. A category must receive a reasonable minimum number of nominations in order to be considered a legitimate award category. The General Artistic Awards are exempt from this qualifier.

Once all nominating ballots have been tabulated, the results (the top five nominees in each category, in alphabetical order plus the sixth and seventh place nominees as potential alternates) will be referred for review by a special advisory panel comprised of members of the Voting Nominations Committee and members of the WAMA Board’s Executive Committee. If, after this review, it is determined that further consideration is necessary to settle any remaining disputes, the WAMA Board and/or non—member experts shall be consulted. The Voting & Nominations Committee may disregard any ballot that contains patently frivolous votes.

Only WAMA members are invited to participate in the final voting. Non-member experts are not included in this phase.

Cast your vote wisely! Please consider these 3 things when voting: Who had the most significant career gains during the past year; AND excels at their craft; AND represents the BEST of Washington area music.
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