Nominations for Awards at CIMA Summit Now Open!

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May 12, 2021

In its first five years, CIMA’s Celebration and Awards Gala has recognized Canadian heavyweights with awards for their immense contributions to our indie music sector.

Due to the pandemic, CIMA's Celebration and Awards Gala will not be held in 2021, however as part of the Business Summit on June 22 & 23, CIMA will still be honouring two passionate professionals, pulling from all branches and levels of the biz.

This is your chance to nominate yourselves, your mentors, peers, employees and partners for the Pivot Award and the Trailblazer Award.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, May 20 at 5:00PM(EDT)

For each award please submit one name for consideration, along with around 100-300 words per nominee, explaining why you believe each individual has notably contributed to Canada's independent music community. This part is extremely important and valuable, as it gives our jurors the perspective they need on selecting this year’s award recipients.

Please note: nominator information will be kept private.

Pivot Award Nominee

As the world was forced into managing through the global pandemic, the music industry was one of the hardest hit sectors, especially due to the elimination of live music. The Pivot Award is being introduced to acknowledge an individual (or group) who has responded to the pandemic in positive, impactful and innovative ways. In particular, this award will recognize the individual (or group) who pivoted their business model and provided unique solutions to address significant challenges brought on by Covid 19. Pivot Award nominees are individuals who:

  • Were successful in introducing unique new solutions, opportunities, products or services during the last year
  • Assisted others with their new solutions
  • Generated new revenues based on their pivot

Trailblazer Award Nominee

As the issues of equity rose to prominence over the last year, the Trailblazer Award is being introduced to acknowledge an individual (or group) who has demonstrated leadership and action with respect to building equity in our industry. In particular, the award will recognize the individual (or group) who:

  • Were instrumental is raising consciousness within the music industry with regard to issues of equity
  • Were influential in providing guidance and potential solutions to breaking down barriers and paving the way for increased equity

You will be asked for your information at the end before submitting. If you have any questions, please contact Jenia Schukov:

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