BALLOT & VOTING PROCESS

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Stellar Awards Important Dates
Online Eligibility Entry Period (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012)
Record companies enter recordings and music videos released during the eligibility period.
Online Submission Process
Record Companies and Artists enter recordings and music videos online released during the eligibility period that charted in the top 50 on the Nielsen Billboard and SoundScan charts.
Eligibility Package Submissions
Record companies submit two (2) CD’s for each artist entered and two (2) DVD’s for each artist submitted in the Music Video of the Year Category, along with the Entry form and SAGMA Application and membership fee, postmarked by midnight on July 1, 2012 in order to complete the entry process.
Screening Process
A confidential Nominating committee made up of music industry experts in various fields meet to insure that all entries meet the eligibility criteria, all entries are in the appropriate categories, that the entries are charting in the top 50 on the Nielsen Charts during the eligibility period, and are appropriate for the Stellar Awards.  The Nominating Committee may encounter product submissions that raise questions about whether or not the product’s lyrics are appropriate for the Stellar Awards. The Nominating Committee reserves the right to remove the product from consideration If it is determined that the lyrics or genre are not appropriate. The purpose of the screenings is not to make artistic or technical judgments about the recordings, but rather to make sure that each entry is eligible and placed in its proper category.
Voting Process
SAGMA members, in good dues standing, are the official voting body for the first round ballot. The second and final ballot is Open to the Public.
First Round Ballot (August 6, 2012 to August 31, 2012)
First round ballot includes eligible entries as determined by the Nominating Committee.   Ten entries or less for each category from the first ballot will move forward to the second ballot.  However, the Nominating Committee reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of entries based on the voting results (i.e. if there is a tie – both entries may be included).
Final Voting (September 10, 2012 to October 15, 2012)
The General Public will be the voting body for the second and final ballot which will result in four entries in each category (the Nominees) and will determine the Stellar Award winners. 

Stellar Awards Blogs

Erma Gray, Stellar Awards Gospel Music

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Erma Gray, Stellar Awards Gospel Music

"This is always an interesting time. I want to share a special moment from the 2012 Stellar Awards. Some of the things that happen with the artists backstage are pretty spectacular. This story is centered around a girl name Angelique (Angel) Rocker, 17 and Kirk Franklin."

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