Polka America Corporation
Excellence in Music Awards
PACE Awards are a National Music Award, through Polka America
Corporation, recognizing those who release significant recordings in their
class in North America. Nominees are selected and voted for by
experts in the field, members of Polka America Corporation, and the
public. This is a combination "peer" and "fan" award.
awards will be given in the following categories:
Best New Original
Song, Best Polish
Recording, Best Slovenian
Recording, Best German Recording, and Best Variety Recording which can include these sub
categories and more:
Bohemian, Ukranian, Scandanavian, Cajun/Zydeco, Tejano/Mexican, and
Categories above must have a minimum of eight submissions to be
considered their own category. Otherwise, they will be placed in the
Best Variety Category.
PAC will reserve the right to combine some of the
categories if the number of new releases for a category does not
justify a separate award. Qualified recordings need to have
been released in the previous year for the following year's awards
voting. Nominees and voters are
not required to be members of Polka America Corporation.
Voting categories are member, expert, and general population.
Expert voters (musicians, publishers, song writers, DJs/IJs, etc.)
must pre-register by December 31st through the PAC
website to vote as an expert the following year. PAC will
release the nomination ballots to the IJs/DJs/Experts.
IJs/DJs/Experts nominate all CDs and new original songs
released. IJs/DJs/Experts will then vote for their selections
in each category. The top vote-getters in each category
IJ/DJ/Expert vote are added to the PAC membership and public voting
ballot. The results from the IJ/DJ/Expert vote, PAC
membership, and the public vote are combined and winner
announced. (Primary IJ nominations are through 247PolkaHeaven
Polka Jammer.) Voting takes place on the PAC related websites
with links available on the Polka America Corporation website
homepage or this awards page.
Approximate Award Timeline is as follows:
A. Experts to register by
December 31st in order to nominate for categories.
B. Nomination ballot sent out to experts 1st week
C. Nomination ballot to be completed and returned
within 7 days.
D. Experts vote to cull nominating ballot
E. Official voting for experts, member, and general
population begins Feb 1st
F. Official announcement of winners in March.
G. Awards distributed beginning April or banquet
If you have any other questions, please contact our Award & A/V
Director: Rob Savickis (NY)