Ready for the 2022 Wammie Awards? Updates and New Rules!

Ready for the 2022 Wammie Awards? Updates and New Rules!

After two years of virtual productions, The MusicianShip Wammie Awards will return in person in late March of 2022!

First, from the team at The MusicianShip, we are grateful for the fantastic research and development we’ve completed with the region’s music industry professionals and all Wammie Awards participants. Together, we are dedicated to creating a more fair and equitable awards recognition platform.

Second, we have updated our genre award categories list based on the nominations we have received from the public over the last three years. The complete 2022 Awards List can be viewed at WammiesDC.org.

Third, this year we’ve debuted new rules, which can all be seen on our Rules & Regulations page.  

How can I be involved?

We have many ways for the public and music industry creatives to participate in The Wammie Awards each year. Music professionals who have 5+ years of career experience in the DC, MD, or VA can:

1) Volunteer to be an Industry Judge

  • Requirements: Have 5+ years of experience as a music educator or industry professional in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region. Volunteer in judging our awards across 25+ music genres.

2) Volunteer to join the Awards Show Steering Committee

  • Requirements: Have 5+ years as a music industry professional in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region. Volunteer in shaping the awards show’s platform based on research, development, and feedback from music lovers, makers, and supporters.

3) Volunteer/Apply to become a Music Educator

  • Requirements: Have 5+ years as a music industry professional in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region. Be a part of our music education programs with The MusicianShip and help us enrich the lives of youth in DC.

When do nominations begin? (When does the fun start?!)

Nominations for The 2022 Wammie Awards will begin on December 1st, 2021 at WammiesDC.org. Stay tuned for venue details and the official event date!  

How do I get in touch? 

For interviews, questions, and all inquiries – please email hello@wammiesdc.org.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @wammiesdc and use the hashtag #WammieAwards for relevant posts and stories. Make sure to visit our host account @themusicianship and sister-account @dcfunkparade.


Wammie Awards programming is provided by The MusicianShip, a D.C.-based nonprofit that is focused on ‘Changing Lives with Music’. Proceeds from the Wammie Awards help support The MusicianShip’s free-of-charge music programs that serve nearly 2000 youth and continues to be a resource for local D.C. artists and musicians. In addition to the Wammie Awards, The MusicianShip oversees the DC Funk Parade and The Washington Youth Choir.

More information can be found at WammiesDC.org.