Following last year’s new and highly successful format, judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the finalists. 

Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree the winner for each category. The shortlists will be announced in October 2017. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 2nd November.

The panel consists of:

Absolute Music


Anthem Publishing

Bandstand Magazine

Bonners Music

Classic FM


Future Publishing

Gear 4 Music

Guitar Guitar

Marksons Pianos

Millers Music

Music Sales

Pianist Magazine


Sound on Sound

Wembley Drum Centre


People of the Moment Awards Judging Panel

The panel consists of:

Ruth Boulton, The Training Point

Betty Heywood, NAMM

Clare Dove, Future Publishing

Paul McManus, MIA

Bob Thomas, ex-MIA President