Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has celebrated up and coming artists by bestowing an award for the “Best Self-Produced CD” of the year. Acts can be bands, solo acts, duo acts, trios, full choirs or any other combination. The purpose of this award is to assist Blues musicians in the pursuit of their professional goals. This award complements the International Blues Challenge-the live music component of IBC Weekend. * Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by affiliated blues societies only.
* Each affiliate is permitted one entry only.
* The CD entered does not have to be performed by the band entered in the 2011 International Blues Challenge.
* The eligibility period is the same as for the Blues Music Awards-the CD must have been released during November 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010 time frame.
* Interested bands should submit 4 copies of a CD that fits all the criteria to CIBS by October 15, 2010.