The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) is now accepting submissions for the Creative Director(s) of the Year Award. The eligibility period for the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association Awards™ (CCMA Awards™) is from March 1, 2017 through to April 30, 2018. Packaging and campaign design released prior to the current eligibility period (March 1, 2017) does not qualify; however, design elements of previously released CD, EP, vinyl and/or single (digital) packaging and campaign design qualifies when the design elements are incorporated into a new design (e.g. greatest hits packaging).
A professional panel of industry jurors, whose members are approved by the CCMA, will judge the submissions to determine the final five (5) nominees based on all aspects including, but not limited to the strength and cohesiveness of the design concept of the campaign or physical album (CD, EP and/or vinyl) or single (digital) (including the disc), typography, materials used, marketing potential and connectedness to the music and/or recording artist.
Submissions must be received by the CCMA no later than Friday June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Submissions received after this date will NOT be accepted. Incomplete submissions will NOT be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
The final five (5) nominees, determined by the jury, will appear on the Third (and final) Ballot, providing they meet the eligibility requirements as determined by the CCMA Awards Verification Committee. In the case of a tie, more than five (5) nominees will appear on the Third Ballot.
The nominee receiving the most votes will be announced as the winner during Country Music Week® which will be held in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9, 2018.
This year's criteria for the Creative Director(s) of the Year Award is as follows:
The Creative Director(s) of The Year Award follows a three (3) step selection process:
Name of Person Submitting
Province/State == choose one ==
-- Province --
-- State --
Postal/Zip Code Phone Email
Act Being Submitted
Name of Album/Single (if submitting a physical album or digital single)
Album/Single Release Date (if submitting a physical album or digital single)
Please list all Members of the Design Team
*Please Note: Contenders who solely submit an album (CD, EP and/or vinyl) must be listed as the design team, within the album packaging, to be considered contributing members of the design team. For those submitting packages, only those listed as the creative directors, on the completed submission form, and verified by the CCMA Awards Verification Committee, will be considered members of the creative design team. Once submitted, the names CANNOT BE CHANGED.
PART 3 - SUBMISSION STATEMENT:
Submission Statement – In 500 words or less, clearly demonstrate the creative thought process behind the artwork and campaign material, the connectedness to the music/act, marketability of the art, etc.
Select File 1: File 1 Description
Select File 2: File 2 Description
Select File 3: File 3 Description
Select File 4: File 4 Description
Select File 5: File 5 Description
Select File 6: File 6 Description
Name of Recording Package