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Eligibility & Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

For All Categories

  • Nomination must be released in the 2023 calendar year.
  • Nominee must be from the DC metropolitan region.
  • Publicly accessible on (1) one of the approved streaming platforms: Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, SoundCloud, BandCamp, YouTube
  • The same nomination can be submitted in up to (2) two different genre categories. Only one can move forward to the finalist round based on public vote.
  • The same nomination cannot be submitted twice in the same category.
  • The entrant chooses the genre. If the artist nominated would like to be in a different genre, the Wammies team must be contacted via email at hello@wammiesdc.org
  • Any category with fewer than (4) four nominees will not be awarded.

For All Albums

  • Album nominations must have a minimum of (5) songs.

For Youth Category

  • Nominees must be enrolled in school or home-schooled.

For Music Video Category

  • Nominations must meet all music category eligibility requirements.

For General Interest Categories

  • Nominees must have public proof of activity during the 2023 calendar year.

Cities and Counties Eligibility

To be eligible for a Wammie Award, the nominated musician, artist, or band leader must reside in one of the following cities or counties below:


  • Washington, DC
  • Frederick, MD
  • Manassas Park, VA
  • Manassas, VA

Maryland Counties
  • Anne Arundel
  • Calvert
  • Charles
  • Howard
  • Montgomery
  • Prince George’s
  • St. Mary’s

Virginia Counties

  • Arlington
  • Alexandria City
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Loudoun
  • Prince William
  • Stafford

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