There are a lot of awards given out. And the ones that mean the most are given by the people who know what they’re talking about. So, it is in this spirit that Record Store Day, yes, the folks who bring you the Big Event every year in support and celebration of Independent Record Stores worldwide, bring you the Adapter Prize, which honors the releases record store staff and their customers think are the very best.
Named after that oh-so-necessary bit that slips into the hole of your 45s, the Adapter Prize is a simple 4-category award decided by, you guessed it – more than a healthy handful of indie record stores across the country. The first phase, going on now, allows record store staff and customers to nominate titles in four categories.
To nominate titles, visit the store or simply copy and paste the categories below, fill in your titles and email them HERE.
RECORD OF THE YEAR (NEW RELEASE)
RECORD OF THE YEAR (REISSUE)
RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE OF THE YEAR
BREAKOUT OF THE YEAR
To be eligible for nomination for the 2013 Record Store Day Adapter Prize, titles must have been released between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 and have general national distribution and be available to all stores across the country. Full criteria for each category and a growing list of stores accepting nominations is available at recordstoreday.com.
Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1. Nominations then will be vetted and the top five nominations meeting the criteria in each category will be placed on a short list. The staff of the participating record stores will vote on the final winners in each category.
The recipients of the first-ever Record Store Day Adapter Prize will be announced in September 2013.