The 2014 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group Awards are now open for public nominations, closing on Monday 3rd February. Below you can find the form where you can enter your choices for the various categories. These public choices are then put to a panel, who select the final nominations in each category for the consideration of the APPJAG group. The complete selection and judging process is as follows:
First Stage - Entry Forms
Entry forms are available on-line at the Jazz Services website, where you can enter your choices for each category. Entry forms are limited to one person/one vote.
Second Stage - nominations
Each year a selection panel is chosen by Jazz Services of over 20 individuals, each member with their own particular area of expertise. The panel represents a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their endeavour for their love and knowledge of jazz.
From all the entries received the Selection Panel meets and from the entries received selects 3-5 nominees for each category for the consideration of 100 jazz loving members of the Houses of Parliament who are members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG).
Final Stage - Winners
The members of APPJAG choose the eventual winners in each category from the Nominees chosen by the jazz selection panel, co-chaired by Michael Connarty MP and Lord Colwyn.
The winners are announced at the annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards held at the House of Commons - in 2014 this will be held on Tuesday 13th May.
Thanks for voting!