FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Faith-based rock and metal awards show The Grizzly Awards is gearing up for their 3rd year by opening up submissions for nomination considerations. Bands, fans, labels and management teams are all welcome to submit media at https://bit.ly/GrizzlyNominations2021.
Within the first 24 hours of opening submissions, The Grizzly Awards team received over 300 responses— a number that continues to climb. “Every year, the rock community surprises us,” shares The Grizzly Awards co-founders Joel Burris, Mary Nikkel and Cindy Blankenship. “This year is already blowing us away. The enthusiasm and genuine support that we see artists, professionals and fans in this genre offer each other renews our commitment to serving and celebrating them well.”
The Grizzly Awards will be accepting submissions until the end of December. All submissions will be vetted by experts, with the finalists in each category being released for voting in January. Once again, The Grizzly Awards will be considering a combination of fan votes and the votes of a panel of industry experts.
As the grassroots movement behind The Grizzly Awards grows, in their third year, the organization is celebrating their status as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. As in years past, the awards show honoring artists will be funded on a donation and sponsorship basis. Donations can be made at http://bit.ly/TheGrizzlyAwardsDonate, and parties interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to email@example.com.
Ultimately, The Grizzly Awards team hopes that this year’s awards will be a continued support and encouragement to the underdog voices of rock and roll: “We know the sacrifices required to create the music that is changing lives, year after year. We know the toll of years spent sleeping in a van and working two or three side hustles to keep the music going. And we know that listeners appreciate it far more than could be adequately expressed in just words. The Grizzly Awards is a way to tangibly express that love and gratitude through action.”