2018 Awards Voting Criteria & Timeline

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2019 / 54th ACM AWARDS ELIGIBILITY PERIODS

MAIN AWARDS – January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

INDUSTRY AWARDS – January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS – January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

RADIO AWARDS – January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

VIDEO AWARD January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

2019 / 54th ACM VOTING PERIODS

First Round: January 18, 2019 (opens 9am PST) – January 24, 2019 (closes 5pm PST)

Second Round: February 4, 2019 (opens 9am PST) – February 11, 2019 (closes 5pm PST)

Final Round: March 11, 2019 (opens 9am PST) – March 19, 2019 (closes 5pm PST)

FINAL DAY TO BECOME A MEMBER TO VOTE IN THE 54th AWARDS PROCESS

December 31, 2018, 5pm PST

 

As a reminder, the ACM Vote Solicitation Policy is as follows:

ACM award nominees and their affiliates are prohibited from soliciting votes directly from Academy members through mail (physical and email), or any other similar direct solicitation. The Academy will allow trade ads. Physical marketing mailers that do not mention voting, voting categories or use the Academy of Country Music corporate or awards logo are also allowed.