Year-Round Voting

Welcome to the online public nomination system for the 16th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards to be presented in early 2022. We now offer year-round voting.

PUBLIC NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 31, 2021! All of your entries on your ballot will be officially recorded then. Before that time, update your ballot as often as you would like.

PLEASE NOTE THE GEOGRAPHY AND DATE RESTRICTIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEXT YEAR’S AWARDS! Artists, exhibitions and shows must have exhibited or performed their work between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021. Nominees must reside within 100 miles of the Omaha Metro Area.

This online ballot is divided into three sections:

  1. Visual Arts Nominations
  2. Performing Arts Nominations
  3. Live Music Nominations

To vote for a specific category, simply choose a section and then navigate the categories listed on the left-hand side of the page. Write-in your nomination for each category. The first vote you cast will require your email so you can log back in throughout the year to update your ballot. Click the green “continue” button to cast your vote in each category.

Thank you for supporting your local artists!

Ready to Vote?

How it Works

About the Nominee Selection Process:

  1. First and most importantly, the public votes. (This is what you are doing now.) Our accounting firm then tallies the votes and determines top nominees in each category.
  2. Initial ballots are sent to each genre’s review committees to analyze the public nominations and ensure they fit the criteria and are placed in the correct categories.
  3. The top nominees in each category are then put on a final ballot that is sent to members of the OEAA Academy, consisting of over 175 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 annual awards show typically held in Jan/Feb of each year.