MAMA Rules

The MAMAs honors outstanding achievements in music for those artists who choose to become members and enter themselves for consideration. Artists must meet the eligibility requirements stated on the official MAMA website to be considered in their chosen award categories. Special eligibility, registration and submission rules apply for the youth award categories. See the special youth awards eligibility and voting rules.
Artists and fans alike take part in a participatory process of choosing the nominees in the first voting round. Write-in votes are cast for several categories during the registration period, resulting in a list of choices for the first voting round. The highest vote-getters in the first round are the Nominees that move to the final round where the MAMA members vote for their choices for winners. Membership is required for all MAMA voting, which is open to the public. Membership requires a five dollar donation that is segregated from other funds and goes directly to the MAMAs charitable recipients.