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Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards Awarding Process

The Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards (OEAA) recognizes some of the most talented artists and entertainers in the Omaha area. Voting for the awards is separated into three genres: Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Live Music. To be eligible for a 2018 award (presented in February 2019), artists need to have performed or exhibited work between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

Online public nomination submissions for the 13th Annual OEAAs are now open and end on August 31, 2018. After voting closes, accounting firm Dickinson & Clark CPAs, P.C. tallies the nominees in each category. Then, the initial ballots are sent to each genres review committees to analyze the public nominations to make sure they fit the criteria and finalize the official list of nominees.

The top nominees in each category are then put on a ballot that is sent to members of the OEAA Academy, consisting of over 100 established artists, industry professionals and cultural journalists. These tallied ballots will give us our Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards winners which will be announced at the award show in February 2018.