[Press Release] VIGA Awards Are Back, This Is The Nomination Criteria And Categories.

2015 VIGA Awards NOMINATION GUIDELINES

2015 VIGA Awards NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Specialized panels propose and forward the entries for nomination. For other cases, intending participants or their representative pick a form of registration from our centers, fill and return it with a copy of their works that most represents them for a particular category, in video and/or audio; any Song/artist is eligible to enter various categories; (This is especially for songs/artists who may not have got deserved media presence yet feel their works are worthwhile. The process begins early enough to give room for the nominating panels have a full and adequate review of the artistes works).

After the registration, a team of respected professionals in the music and media industries, and members of the Gospel Federation, each working independently and supervised by a respected auditing firm will do the nomination. Each category will have up to five nominees depending on the entries.

The nominees are then published in the VIGA Awards souvenir magazine, newspapers, social media, and announced over radio and TV, then subjected to public voting through SMS, a voting form in the VIGA magazine and online. The magazine also enumerates the nominees profiles and achievements during the year

The SMS and voting forms go direct to the auditing firms, who do the tallying and present their results at the awards event where the winners are unveiled and announced to receive their award.

CATEGORIES

Genre/style awards (nominees should be proposed and submitted by the music industry stakeholders especially producers, and should have had strong presence on the media and public performances, and released in the considered period)
Acapella Choir Category
Accompanied Choir Category:
Pop Acapella
Traditional music Category:
Hiphop/Rap Category:
Dancehall/Ragga Category:
RnB/Jazz/Soul Category:
Kadongo kamu Category:
Reggae Category:
Afropop/Beat/Kwaito
Afristyle; Soukous/Zouk

Production and support awards (Nominees are proposed and submitted by artists, media personnel and a specially selected panel from industry stakeholders. They are based on the quality and quantity of the works of the candidate, delivered in the considered period)
Song Writer Category:
Video Producer Category:
Audio Producer Category:
Best Musician/Instrumentalist Category:
Best Dance artist/crew:
Best Music Instructor/Trainer:
Best Promoting icon
Best supporting Media House
Exceptional and technical musical awards (Nominees should be proposed and submitted by specialized panels from the music industry stakeholders especially the media personnel, music dealers, promoters, must have had big media presence, downloads, sales, performed intensively, and topped charts (Internet/Print/electronic). Others are based on their contribution to the industry, and/or quality of their works in the period of consideration)
Worship/praise song
Inspirational song
Junior song/artist (for young artists below 15 years)
Video of the year (for works that acclaim immense popularity)
Best performer (for artists who exhibit great proficiency at performances)
Album of the year
Exemplary theme song/artist (for artists who produce commendable non-gospel positive message songs)
Long service/gospel legends award (for artists with over 15 years active contribution to the industry and still going)
VIGA merit award (Special recognition by the VIGA executive to a deserving party)
Live band song/artist
Special entity song/artist (for secular artists who have done a successful gospel song)
Upcoming/New talent
Social media song/artist (for gospel songs/artists that are best promoted and marketed on social media i.e. facebook, twitter, youtube, downloads, etc)
Collaboration song
Best male artist (Must have produced at least 3 songs and a video, featured prominently in the media and performances in the considered period, with excellent vocal capabilities and good character)
Best Female artist (Must have produced at least 3 songs and a video, featured prominently in the media and performances in the considered period, with excellent vocal capabilities and good character)
Song of the year (For works that have registered massive and sustained popularity and dominance in charts and public domains)

Regional awards (Nominees are proposed and submitted by media personnel in the region and/or a specially selected panel from the industry stakeholders representing the region/country. At least 70% of the songs should be in one of the local languages of the eligible region/country, produced and released in period of consideration)
Elgon song/artist (for artists based in Eastern Uganda)
Rwenzori song/artist (for artists based in Western Uganda)
Upper Nile song/artist (for artists based in Northern Uganda)
Diaspora song/artist (for Ugandan artists based outside Uganda)
Kenyan song/artist
Tanzania song/artist
Rwandese song/artist
Burundi song/artist
Continental/International song (for African & International artists whose songs have been successful in Uganda)

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3 responses to “[Press Release] VIGA Awards Are Back, This Is The Nomination Criteria And Categories.

  1. Hello Ug gospel life.
    Thanks for the good work,.
    I wanted to inquire whether application is still on for the VIGA awards.
    And if so, where can I find the forms to apply.
    Thank you..
    God bless you.
    Bonie..

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