SAMMA 2020 Submissions

The 2020 South African Metal Music Awards is coming!

If you feel that your artistic outlet has got what it takes to vie with others of high caliber, and you’d like for it to be assessed by a panel, then feel free to submit under the appropriate categories using the links below.

Before submitting…

  • Are you taking the appropriate action by submitting?
  • Do you understand the categories?
  • Is your band situated in South Africa or consist of at least 50% South African resident members?

Other key points to consider are:

  • The SAMMA 2020 is a reflection on the previous year only, dates ranging from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. The only category exempt from this date range is “Best Newcomer” where the date range spans two previous years (therefore 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2019) of activity. No achievements outside of this date range will be considered for recognition.
  • Each category is governed by strict criteria. Please only submit for a category if your creative output meets with the criteria. Full details can be found in the 2020 SAMMA Operations Manual (pages 11-20). Please do not submit for any category which is not relevant to your output for that year.

Access the submission forms for each category by clicking on the category title below:

1. Best Metal Music Video

2. Best Metal Single

3. Best Metal EP
NB: An “EP” is defined in the SAMMA Operations Manual as being a release which comprises of a collection of songs formally released as such, numbering no fewer than two songs.

4. Best Metal Album
NB: An “album” is defined in the SAMMA Operations Manual as being a release which comprises of a collection of songs formally released as such, numbering no fewer than seven songs, or, offering a ‘needle time’ of no less than thirty (30) minutes of music.

5. Best Metal Newcomer

6. Best Live Metal Band

7. Best Concert Featuring Metal (club event)

8. Best Festival Featuring Metal

9. Best Metal Design Work

10. Best Press Photograph

Please submit for only one of the following – choose the most appropriate:

11. Best Alternative Metal Band

12. Best Extreme Metal Band

13. Best Oldschool Metal Band

14. Best Progressive Metal Band