2020 ISSA Awards

A few winners from the 2019 International Singer Songwriters Association Awards Show


This year we have simplified the process and created one form for both USA and International nominations. Click below to self nominate, making sure that all requirements are met prior to submission. Only one submission is necessary.

The complete list of nominees will be provided in early April, when voting will begin to determine the top fifteen finalists in all categories.





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The 2020 ISSA Awards PreParty will be held at Wild Wing Cafe, 5530 Windward Parkway, ALPHARETTA, Georgia and will begin at 6:00pm on July 31st, 2020. (This is NOT our previous Wild Wing location from last year.

WE MOVED to provide a closer venue to our show!)




The 2020 ISSA Awards Show will be held at the Dawsonville Performing Arts Center, 1665 Perimeter Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Red carpet interviews and photographs will begin at 1:30, and the show is from 3:00pm until 6:00pm on Saturday, August 1st.




The 2020 ISSA Awards After Party will be held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 415 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534.  The After Party will begin at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 1st following the awards show.


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We are hard at work,  planning for this year’s ISSA Awards.

For artists wishing to participate, please know that the following requirements must be met in order to self-nominate during the months of January through March of 2020. The month of April is reserved for fan based voting and will result in the top 15 finalists in each category.

  1. Artists must produce proof of at least FIVE (5) songs available for distribution through iTunes, Spotify or other major distribution outlets.
  2. Artists must have a dedicated music profile website.  For example: http://www.JoeSmithMusic.com
  3. Nominations submitted for Song, Album and Music Video of the Year must be current songs (within this last year)

(Facebook pages, SoundCloud, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube or profiles do not qualify.)


You have time to create your winning songs, build your fan base, and GO FOR THE GOLD!



The 2019 ISSA Gold Winners that will be judging the 2020 Awards are:

Ava Paige
Arnold Connelly
Bisola Imam
Cat Beach
Colton Cori
Damian Wyldes
Dina Andrews
Emily Lockett
Esther Van Kommer
Guy Paul Thibault
Hughes Taylor
Imran Ahmed
Isaac Banks
Julie Harper
Junior Turner
Keith Spinney
Lizzie Miller
Lucas Ciliberti
Marc Hansen
Mariel Morgan
Matt Hansen
Melissa Ramski
Michal Towber
Phil Narmada
Rick Landstrom
Scott Stephenson
Shaista Imran


Gold winners will receive free admission, may present an award, and become eligible to perform.  They will be heavily involved with the show, just not as a participating finalist for the following two years. This allows other members to have an opportunity to take home an ISSA Crystal.

After the voting round is complete in April, our judging gold winners will receive ballots with our Top 15 finalists names and information to decide who our 2020 winners will become. Those ballots are forwarded to our ISSA Awards Show Program Director, who then tallies the votes, creates a winners list and takes care of all final show projects at our secured venue.


DCOC 2020 Show Discounts


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ISSA has an exclusive Corporate Account with Enterprise/National, who has allowed us to extend our corporate discount to attendees of our awards show.  Enterprise takes the best available rental rates across the board, and adds an additional discount with our special corporate account code.  This code is XZL0309  and can be applied when securing your rental vehicle at Enterprise.com.


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