The entry for the awards opens on August 15, 2016, the UN International Day of Peace. Entries close on June 1, 2017 and winners will be announced on September 21, 2017 (UN International Day of Peace).
August 15, 2016 (8AM PST)… the contest begins.
June 1, 2017 (5PM EST) contest entries close.
June 2, 2017 – July 15th: All song content is organized and placed online for Jury members. (recent clarification update)
June 2 – July 30th: Jury panel members, with the aid of Apprentice Jury panel member(s), will deliberate to identify and short-list ten (10) Finalists songs per each category of music, including five (5) peace song videos.
July 31th: All 10 Finalists from each music category are announced + the five (5) video finalists will be announced throughout all social media, a press release and a webcast.
August 8 – Sept 9, 2017: Public (August 8 – September 9) and Facebook (August 8 – September 9) deliberation continues to determine the ten (10) song winners per each music category, the most “Likes” and “Reaches” Facebook winners and two (2) top peace song videos (one voted on by the Jury, and the other, by the Public).
Facebook Voting for most “Likes” and “Reaches” - August 8th - September 9th (FB voting closes)
Sept 21, 2017: All Category Winners are Announced: