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2013 Hōkū Awards deadline looms
BY JOHN BERGER / firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a Hawaii resident recording artist or record producer? Did you release any new work in 2012? If the answer to those two questions is “yes,” you have until Thursday, Jan. 31, to step up and nominate your work for the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.
The nomination form and filing guidelines for the awards are available at www.nahokuhanohano.org. Information is also available by phone via the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) office, (808) 593-9424, and by email. The nomination form may be filed using the online form but three copies of the physical product must reach the HARA office no later than Thursday. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts office, 1110 University Avenue, Suite #409.
HARA’s mailing address is:
Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts
P.O. Box 821
Honolulu, HI 96809
The 2013 Hōkū Awards are open to all eligible recordings released during the 2012 calendar year.
It is not necessary to be a HARA member to nominate your work and win a Hōkū Award. However, voting in all but one category is restricted to HARA members.
The deadline to join HARA or to renew an existing membership in time to vote for the 2013 awards is March 25. However, people who are applying for membership for the first time should file their applications well before the deadline so that their recording credits and other eligibility requirements can be reviewed and verified.
The preliminary ballot will be mailed out on March 8 and those applying for membership for the first time should file their membership applications by Feb. 15 in order to facilitate the processing of their applications in time to get them on the mailing list for the preliminary ballot.
John Berger has been a mainstay in the local entertainment scene for more than 40 years. Contact him via email at email@example.com.