Nominate an Artist

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an artist for the Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards! It is completely free to nominate yourself or your favorite artist for as many categories and/or sub-categories as qualified for. We are committed to celebrating people living in or are from our Appalachian community! if you are wanting to nominate someone famous or extremely well known please nominate them for the Star City Award. We look forward to seeing you at the APPY’s!

*Nominees agree to appear for a video taped interview. Date, time and interview location will be sent to all of the top five nominees in each category.

FAQ about Nominations

No. There is no cost to submit your entry for the Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Awards

YES! The Winners will be announced March 20th, 2021 from The Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater at the prestigious Mountain Arts Center. The announcement will be held during The Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Awards. Top honors in in 8 categories with over 50 awards.

Door’s open and red-carpet event begin at 6:30pm with the Awards Ceremony starting at 7:00pm.

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NO! You maintain all rights to your work.

It is not a requirement. However, we believe that every artist should have their material protected with a copyright or trademark. You can learn more here:


With the exception of Best Original Song and Best Original Song (Lyric Only)

To submit your Art Work, Painting, sculpture we require a photo or video of your submitted work(s)

If you are announced as a Winner, the criteria will be discussed when your gallery viewing is scheduled. Due to gallery space, restrictions may apply. 

No.  All works must be original works.

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