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2017 ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (LARGE MARKET) AND
 
ON-AIR PERSONALITY(IES) OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM OR SMALL MARKET) 

The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is now accepting submissions for both On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market) and On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market). The eligibility period for the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards™ (CCMA Awards™) is from March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017 and only submission elements (listed below) from this period will be accepted.

A professional panel of industry jurors, whose members are approved by the CCMA, will judge the submissions through an online process to determine the winner, based on the strength of each.

Submissions must be received by the CCMA no later than Friday June 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Submissions received after this date will not be accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

The winner in each category will be announced during PotashCorp Country Music Week™ which will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from September 7-10, 2017.


This year's criteria for both the On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market) and On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market) are as follows:

ELIGIBILITY

  • The current eligibility period for both of the above mentioned awards is March 1, 2016 through to April 30, 2017;
  • Any Canadian terrestrial country radio station (as defined by the CRTC) is entitled to submit for consideration;
  • A minimum of one (1) person from the submitted radio station must be a member of the CCMA in good standing upon the submissions opening;
  • The individual must have been employed, and in the applicable position within the corresponding company for a minimum of 50% of the current eligibility period.

SELECTION PROCESS

The On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market) and On-Air Personailty(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market) Awards follow a two (2) step selection process:

  • STEP ONE – Radio stations are invited to submit a package for (one of) their on-air personality(ies), demonstrating the personality(ies)’s on-air presentation, market share/rating information, community service, industry involvement, charitable contributions, etc.;
    • If there are less than three (3) submissions in either of the above mentioned categories, the award will not be presented in the current year;
  • STEP TWO – A professional panel of industry jurors, whose members are approved by the CCMA, will independently judge each submission, giving consideration to ratings, community service, industry involvement, entertainment and professionalism of the demo;
    • The tallied results will determine the winner;
    • There are no nominees in this category;
    • There is no voting in this category.

CCMA AWARD

  • The On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Large Market) Award, and the On-Air Personality(ies) of the Year (Medium or Small Market) Award are presented at the annual CCMA Industry Lunch & Awards during Country Music Week;
  • One (1) award is presented to each core member of the personality(ies) in each market, courtesy of the CCMA.

PART 1 - SUBMITTER INFORMATION:

 

       

       

       


PART 2 - CONTENDER INFORMATION

For CCMA Award purposes, a large market is defined as a city with a population over 150,000.  According to Statistics Canada 2016 census figures, cities with a population over 150,000 (in order of population) are: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Mississauga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Brampton, Hamilton, Quebec City, Surrey, Laval, Halifax, London, Markham, Vaughan, Gatineau, Saskatoon, Longueuil, Kitchener, Burnaby, Windsor, Regina, Richmond, Richmond Hill , Oakville, Burlington, Greater Sudbury, Sherbrooke and Oshawa. A Medium or Small Market is defined as a city under the population of 150,000 and is not listed above.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PART 3 - SUBMISSION STATEMENT:

Please be advised that there are NO nominees in these categories. The tallied results from the jury process will determine the winner. There is NO voting in this category. Judges will be looking at the following elements for scope:

  • Overall presentation and calibre of talent;
  • Formatics, identification, image portrayal, intensity level, flow, communication, knowledge of country genre, sense of communication, music format and flow and positioning will be taken into consideration.

Scoring breakdown:

  • Scope: 75%
  • Community Involvement: 25%


In 150 words or less, clearly demonstrate your personality’s community involvement, through specific examples considering fund raising, special events or local country music activities designed to benefit the community.


PART 4 - SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

You may submit up to six (6) files to Karina Davison at kdavison@ccma.org by no later than Friday June 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

  • One (1) MP3 file that provides a scope of the personality(ies) (no longer than 5-7 minutes);
  • Up to five (5) photos (JPG).
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