Privacy Policy

* All members, voters and voting submitters, will be human verified/validated throughout our main website, so make sure only to upload, or paste links, to your original entries.  All entries should be originals, no more than one year old, streaming submissions verifiable if applicable (music singles/valid links with info/video links), and no longer than six minutes long in length, any submissions longer than six minutes will be automatically disqualified, no refunds.

* All members get one vote in the overall People’s choice final round towards the finalists. 

* Entries cannot be submitted more than once each festival, and the regional category that is submitted for must match the checked region in the submitters mandatory profile on the main website, if not, then the submission will be disqualified.. 

* We welcome any style and subject matter, all, except for, violence, nudity, foul, hateful, offensive language or pornography, just high quality, creative works.  Any submissions not following these standards will be automatically disqualified, no refunds, so again, please do not submit if you think it may be questionable, or contact us offline to review first.

* All entry fees are non-refundable.

* By submitting your original material, to our festival, you give the Pan African Music Awards (PAMA) the right to retain copies of each project as part of our festival archives & the non-exclusive right to reproduce your submission or part of it at any ceremony, physical or virtual, that we may hold, it may be shown on our social networks for the purposes of the festival or its promotion.

* In order to be eligible for a nomination or award, you must have all the proper rights to submit and nominate your project. For example, you must be a creative, artist, director, producer, studio, cinematographer, model, photographer, label, or any other entity associated with the project.

By submitting a project, you represent & warrant that you have the right & authority to do so, & that your submission does not infringe any copyright or other proprietary right of any third party.

Entrants agree that they have obtained all necessary copyright permissions for any music, sound, images, etc. presented in their project.

* Streaming video submitted entries must be viewable through the publicly searchable platforms  YouTube, TikTok, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Twitch,  or Vimeo (“public” meaning it can be searched for and found, not just “unlisted”  or “private”, which requires having the direct link), and submitter must own all the rights.

Copyright Disclaimer: The Pan African Music Awards (PAMA) and its staff are expressly not responsible if one or more of the entries violate the intellectual property rights, financial rights or any other rights of third parties. This is expressly the sole responsibility of the person submitting the work, we are not liable for any entrant’s copyright infringement. And if an entry is found to be illegal, then it, and the submitter, will be automatically disqualified, with no refunds.

* Only verified submissions with completed entry forms & entry fees will be accepted.

* All verified original submissions, links streaming on legitimate platforms or uploaded here, must be received by the final deadline to be considered.

* For all regions and categories, the main language accepted is English, or, for any new and original foreign language video submissions, other than English, they must have English captions/subtitles/dub for their speaking/singing roles, already, so we can understand the lyrics.  If not, then they will be automatically disqualified, no refunds. 

* Once your entry is received, it will undergo a voting process via all of our voting members who choose to participate for the regional and overall awards. .  

* The decision of the Festival Selection Committee Judges is final, for the Judge’s Picks of the festival winners in their overall categories.  For the People Choice overall finalist category awards, submitters will have the option to promote their submitted projects on our main website to other subscribed voters before the final overall vote is tallied.

* The organizers reserve the right to change, cancel or reschedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or notice to contestants.

* Οrganizers reserve the right not to award any or all prizes, or refunds, to disqualified submissions.

* Each submitter will receive the results and any information via Film Freeway.  No nomination can be submitted more than once.

* All eligible, verified, and applicable entries must have been released during the specified Awards Year, which is January 1st, 2023 to February 28th, 2024.

* Music singles submitted must be published and submitted links be able to be verified on a minimum of two of the following public music streaming platforms: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, SoundCloud, BandCamp, and Jaxsta.

* All winners will receive Official Laurels & Certificates via email. and, if a physical Pan African Music Awards (PAMA) award is requested, then the winner will be responsible for ordering, purchasing and shipping it, and the PAMA staff will be happy to help coordinate the logistics for you, thanks and welcome to the PAMAs!February

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