The nomination forms and guidelines are available on the HARA website. You may also enter online however; hard copy (product(s)) submissions must still be received at the HARA office by the deadline. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
NOTE: Sometimes an artist’s record company or distributor submits the nomination paperwork on behalf of the artist, but don’t assume! Check with your label or distributor, and if they aren’t submitting on your behalf, do it yourself! (I provide this service for my clients, but will also submit on behalf of non-clients for a small fee.) If your label or distributor have or will be entering on your behalf and they haven’t consulted with you on certain categories, be sure to ask what they have entered for Song of the Year (if applicable), Instrumental Composition of the Year (if applicable), and for the adjudicated categories (if applicable) which tracks are being submitted for Haku Mele; Hawaiian Language Performance; and Engineering. If you disagree with the tracks they have chosen for any of these categories, request that they be changed to tracks of your choosing. Your engineer(s) should also be consulted, as for the engineering category the tracks (three of them) are to be those of the engineer’s choice “that best exemplify the engineer’s craft”.
>>>>>There have been a few rule and category changes, so be
sure to read the guidelines first! Also, the January 16
deadline to submit is a “received by” date, NOT a
“postmark by” date. All submission forms and materials
(CDs, DVDs, lyric/translation copies, and for online digital
releases only: track sheets, credit listings and cover art)
must be received at the HARA office by the deadline. No
Best of luck to all who are entering!