Regulations & Eligibility
Any Indigenous musician, artists, designer, producer, or dancer etc… that meets the following criteria:
You are a Canadian or American Indigenous Citizen or International Indigenous person from such countries & continents as Australia, South America, New Zealand, Mexico, Caribbean Islands & Pacific Islands – Canadian or Native American Inuit, First Nation, Metis or International Indigenous is defined by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards to be: holding a Canadian, American or International birth certificates, passports during the eligibility period; Such groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers.
Your urban content must be available for sale or just online – You have products available for sale or content online for fans or consumers to view your work. This means your single, EP, design work, events, videos, works of art or album is available online for all the world to enjoy!
Our eligibility period – The eligibility period for the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards & Conference Location in the City of Vancouver, Submission Are Now Open, Deadline January 1, 2024.
As we are a new platform. Music can be submitted that has been produced within the last 3 years. Music submitted must be for sale online.
By submitting your content to the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, you grant. The Indigenous Hip Hop Awards the permission to use submitted content for promotional purposes.
Note: By submitting to the IIHHAS this doesn’t guarantee that you will be nominated. Your submission fee covers the review process & time of the judges and industry insiders. From all the submission that come in from around the world a max of 5 will be selected per category. The artist finalists selected will be the only artists to show up online during the public voting. Please see below the judge’s voting scales by judges and public online voting.
Your music & bios will be reviewed by music judges and the music industry insiders made up of producers, deejays and other artists professionals. Nominees will be posted online at www.indigenoushiphopawards.com Voting will open on (TBA) and will close on (TBA). Fans and peers will also be able to vote for your work! After the review process, only groups as deemed by Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, solo/duo/group rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, music video producer/directors and music producers. Selected by the music judges and music industry insiders will be displayed for the online voting.
Artist Selection & Judging Process
Once the selection committee has identified the category finalists, IIHHA will issue a formal
announcement on their website and social media channels. The announcement will thank all artists for their submissions, recognize category finalists, and invite the public to vote.
- Any member of the general public who has internet can vote by visiting IIHHA’s website;
- Selection of the category winners will be calculated by applying 25% weighting to the online
- voting process and 75% weighting to the judging panel.
- Branding -20%
- Indigenous Content -10%
- Skill Level -20%
- Originality / Creativity -25%
- Popular Vote Online- 25%