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! We look forward to seeing you at the APPY’s!

FAQ about Nominations

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

YES! The Winners will be announced April 9th, 2022 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 40 awards.

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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

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.