The Planning Committee of the 3rd annual Ghana DJ Awards is proud to announce that entries for the 2015 edition are open and DJs are invited to submit their entries for mixtapes and other performances between October 2013 and November 24, 2014.
DJs, as well as the general public, can enter online at www.theghanadjawards.com. Submissions are open from November 19th and close on December 24.
The third Ghana DJ Awards will consist of 24 categories, of which 22 are open for entries. According to Ken Addo, executive member of the Ghana DJ Awards, entries received will be screened for compliance with the award rules and also to ensure that the entries were submitted in the correct category.
“The purpose of this process, known as vetting, is to ensure that each entry is eligible and not at risk of disqualification later. The sorting committee of the Ghana DJ Awards will perform this function. No artistic or technical judgements are made about entries at this stage,” he said.
After submission, qualified entries will be sent to the judges for adjudication. All the categories in the awards, with the exception of non-voting categories, are adjudicated by a panel of judges in accordance with the defined guidelines. “The public is not involved at this stage at all,” Ken stressed.
He added that there is a different panel of judges for each category, but depending on the particular expertise of a judge, such a judge may serve on more than one panel. The panel of judges is reviewed annually. They are selected according to their expertise in their respective fields.
Final nominations will be announced at the main launch of the 2015 Ghana DJ Awards in January. The judging vote will count 70% while the public vote will count 30%.
Ghana DJ Awards, the premier programme celebrating and adding value to DJ culture in Ghana, is aimed at highlighting contributions DJs have made to Ghanaian music distribution and promotion by playing on radio, endorsing and putting songs out to be enjoyed by the masses.
The awards ceremony is set to hold at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday February 21 under the theme AMPLIFIED.