City Awards is a Chain of award shows across South Africa, the awards celebrate the achievements of artists and individuals in the entertainment industry. With over 17 categories there is an award to appreciate all in their respective fields. The awards aim to uplift and connect artists with industry professionals in the hopes that their careers will develop and ultimately the entertainment industry in South Africa keeps growing.
City Awards allow the artists to submit their music for a quality check, once passed by our team, the song will be added to the playlist and heard at the event.
City Awards has introduced a quota system for all music being played at the event:
Each award show includes a market place for creatives to sell/promote their products, music, art or services.
Artist/Individuals that wish to make use of this market place must email
with the following details:
Each award show has limitations on what can and cannot be sold.
May be sold:
May not be sold:
City Awards reserves the right to reject any vendors they feel are not fit to have a stand within the theme of the event. Vendors that are approved must arrive no later than 3 Hours before the event starts to set up, vendors who are late forfeit their spot and any fee paid for the stand.
Nominees that have been given a performance slot must arrive no later than 3 hours before the event starts to ensure:
Performance slots are limited due to time constraints, each award show also tries to cater for all genres and so we can only take a set amount per genre each year.
Performance slots are limited to 5 Minutes.
1. The slots can be applied for within a given period on our website.
2. The slots can be won within a given period via votes.
3. The slots can also be won within a given period via a selfie competition.
Nominations are free and open to the public.
How to submit
1. The individual will need:
2. The individual must go onto our website and submit their details onto the page of
the award show he/she/they want to apply for. (Before the closing date)
3. Once they have filled in ALL the fields of the form online, they must attach their
photo. (the photo cannot be larger than 3MB)
4. After the artist/individual clicks submit he/she/they must wait for a confirmation message that will say the form was submitted successfully.
The selection process
When an artist/individual submits a nomination it undergoes a quality check that
3. The photo submitted must be up to standard.
(One cannot be an artist without proper photos for marketing)
The selection process is done by industry professionals who do not know the identity
of their fellow judges to ensure the nominations are free from favoritism. The judges
then score each nominee based on a number of contributing factors.
When an artist/individual is accepted to be nominated, he/she/they will receive an
email congratulating them and informing them of the steps to take from there forward.
It is VERY important the nominees READ ALL the content in that email, if they miss
crucial information they would only be putting themselves at a disadvantage.
The artist/individual then needs to send a whatsapp with his/her/their
STAGE NAME & CATEGORY to 061 122 6560
The artists/individuals nominee poster is attached in that email
The poster contains:
On a regular basis, the ranking of nominees who are in the lead for each category is posted online on the award show’s website page. These ranking is only according to votes and does not include the judges’ scores.
Nominees who do not see their name in the ranking are still nominated and still viable to win the award, by not seeing their name it simply means the nominees on the list currently have more votes than them.
Under no circumstances will the number of votes each nominee has received be given out, nominees are free to ask for their figure after the award show has ended.
In the event that a category is not shown, it means City Awards is currently still processing nominees for that category and it will be shown at a later stage.
In the event that a nominee is found unworthy of a nomination based on new material found, unethical manners of which the artist/individual partook in and so forth, City Awards reserves the right to retract the nomination and the artist will forfeit any and all votes received.
The artist/individual will under no circumstances be compensated for these votes.
Voting Costs R3.00 per SMS (Free SMS’s & SMS Bundles do NOT apply)
Votes per device are unlimited.
In order for your fans to vote successfully they must:
If they have all these elements in place and are unable to vote (meaning the SMS failed),
they will need to visit their nearest network provider branch to resolve.
There is no auto-reply when voting and only fans currently in South Africa can vote.
Voting is only done via SMS, there is no online voting system.
On the odd occasion City Awards will have a day/period where all votes received are
Eg. All votes received on Monday 12 Jan will be doubled.
This means 1 vote counts as 2 votes.
The standard category winner calculation is done as follows:
50% Votes & 50% Judges’ Score.