The Annual Utah Music Awards competition recognizes new and undiscovered musicians around the world at this red carpet event. Meet producers, directors, cinematographers, editor and fellow musicians in Orem Utah. Past winners of the Utah Music Awards have gone on to collaborate with some of the biggest artist today. Previous winners include: Lindsey Sterling, Shaun Canon, Nathan Osmond, and dozens more.

Each category is awarded on Utah Music Award trophy and receive several professional photos of the event.

Rules & Regulations

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A separate fee is applicable for each category selection when entering for Single categories. If you are submitting more than one entry, send only one payment for the total amount of all your entry fees. We accept credit card payment through Currency must be in US dollars.

Refund Policy: Because entries will have been processed and entered into the system, no refunds will be granted.


To be eligible for the 2018 competition, entries must have been first produced, released, exhibited, screened, aired or shown online between January 31, 2016 and the deadline.


Select the category that most closely relates to your submission's type of genre. There is an entry fee for each category you enter. Individual entries are evaluated for their intrinsic merits – without comparing them with others. An evaluation rubric is available at Each entry is, in effect, in competition with itself, and is measured by our international award-winning jury of experts using an industry-accepted standard of excellence. Submissions from past years are not eligible for this year.

A musician may enter multiple achievements in a category if the achievements are for different programs.

The award committee reserves the right to increase the number of nominees in any category.

The award committee reserves the right to not have ANY nominees in a category if the work submitted does not reach our level of excellence.
See Categories listing for definitions and additional explanations.


Finalists will be announced Aug 10th and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Audio West in Orem Utah September 2018. Press releases will be sent to international wire services and to the trades. A laureate will be sent to winning contacts following the awards presentation. Utah Music Awards ® winners may refer in advertising and publicity to the fact that they are a Utah Music Awards ® winner and, for one year after the award was bestowed, may use a replica of the Utah Music Awards ® award or the Utah Music Awards ® logo in such advertising. A ® registration mark must accompany the use of the award.

Tickets are available for purchase on FilmFreeway. Each nominated project will receive ONE (1) complementary ticket to attend the show regardless of the number of nominations or number of individuals in the submitted project. Additional tickets may be purchased on FilmFreeway.


When submitting your credits, be aware that if your entry is a winner the name of the category, and title of the entry will appear on the award which is given to each winning entry. We also include the year of the competition. Finalists, when notified, will be given the opportunity to update and correct credits. However, if no corrections are made, credits listed during the entry process will be considered the credits of record.


Promotional materials submitted may be displayed, shown, for educational and/or promotional purposes as Workman Productions® deems appropriate . By entering, the entrant agrees to hold Workman Productions ® and any of its affiliated companies exempt from any costs or expenses of any claim arising out of any such use. Workman Productions will never sell entries nor make entries available to the public.
Workman Productions ® assumes no responsibility for the acts or omissions of those individuals or entities submitting entries pursuant to this notice. All submitting entities and/or individuals are advised to review submissions with respect to correct name credits and other information.

Overall Rating
  • Whitney Lusk

    The 2016 Utah Music Awards were great! So grateful to have this type of Music Award Platform to submit my music to!

    January 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Whitney

  • Alicia Blickfeldt

    As a two-time nominee and a Utah resident, I found my experience with the UMA very rewarding and although this is young show (3 years), I see it gaining more and more momentum. I cannot say enough good about the people involved in its creation-they are visionaries. I am grateful for the opportunity to showcase my projects and to meet other incredibly talented artists! Thank you Warren Workman Productions! Your efforts to improve year after year are not going unnoticed.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Alicia

  • Yolanda Arrey

    Great event.

    Great show and platform for local artist. I will encourage every artist in Utah to participate.

    Had the opportunity to perform and the team and crew were very great to work with.
    The producer Warren Workman works very hard to make the show a success and its gaining momentum year after year.

    We will like to see more artist in R&B, hip-hop, Jazz etc and if you sing in this genre, please participate and show case your talent.

    Overall experience was positive. A few things are work in progress and will get better with time.

    Happy to have been invited and participated.:)

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Yolanda

  • Chelsey Schlegel

    This was my first time attending the Utah Music Awards (2016). While it is a great way for artists to connect and share a night celebrating music, the program itself wasn't well rehearsed. However, the talent in attendance was great.

    This program could be better polished by considering the following: better communication with the nominee presenters (it would have been cool if the presenters gave the trophy to the winner like other award shows do), having a general script for the host, curtain closes while setting up acts, dimming lights during pre-show, playing samples of nominee music while showing nominees, not to having much silence while people walk across the stage, and only allowing a max of 2 songs in one category by a nominee.

    It seemed like most winners were not present, creating an awkward situation. It would have been good if it was a requirement to have a representative there to take the award. Tickets were over priced leading to a half empty auditorium. (At least it was half full). :)

    I was very impressed by the quality of talent that was present, including the nominees, photographers, interviewers, and performers. The performers were well rehearsed and fun to watch.

    The Utah Music Awards is fairly new, but overtime it will prove to be one of the best award shows. There is an abundance of talent present in the Utah and many great people to connect with. If you are a musician, it is definitely worth your time and money.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Chelsey