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Submissions Info

Eligibility Rules

Celebrating the best in independent music; All artists / submissions must be independently owned/controlled, and released in the United States and its Territories during the period between January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
* Single Tracks, EPs, and Albums can qualify for all categories listed as "Best XXX Record."
* You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline.
* Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist. If selected as a finalist, submitted materials may be used for event promo purposes.
* You are eligible to enter more than one category, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria.
* You can use the ‘copy’ feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category as required.
* Entry fees may be paid by credit card only and must be paid online at time of completing submissions.
* If you are submitting for the Self-Released Record of the Year Category, you can save $20 per submission in this category by registering as an A2IM:Artist Member. Membership is FREE. Sign-Up at
* If your submissions have not been paid for at close of entry they will not be included for judging.**

Attachments Criteria

* A maximum of ten uploads/links will be accepted for each submission.
* Cover Art: Please submit Hi-Res JPEG or PNG files, and label the image “ALBUM TITLE_LABEL_COVER”
* URLs: Provide website URL’s to the publicly accessible campaign or active URL of a landing page if applicable. Please ensure any applicable usernames and passwords (for access) are provided and active.

* Additional Artwork: Supporting images outside of Cover Art such as press images. Please label them as “Artwork”.
* Video: Attachments can be uploaded directly to this award platform or may be hosted on a video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo.
**Please keep in mind that if nominated, the content that you submit will be used for video modules, promotional graphics, or advertisement for The Libera Awards.**

How to Submit

Log In

If you used this platform last year, just log in with previous credentials at

(If you did not use the platform in the previous years, you can register at this time.)
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Start an entry

Select a category and please fill out all required information.

Start an entry

Add Attachments

In order to submit, (1) attachment/link is required for all entries. If this is a genre category submission, you must upload at least (1) audio file in addition to your attachment/link.

add attachments

Submit Entry

You can submit multiple entries at once. (A2IM Members receive a discounted submission rate. Check the special offers in the infohub for your discount code)

Submit an entry

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