Nominations Open for 2018 ROCAwards

Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 8.26.11 AMThe ROC Awards may be five months away but already local businesses, artists and talents are preparing for the annual awards show. Nominations for the awards opened Sept 8 and this year there are a number of new categories, including male singer of the year and best latino restaurant of the year.

However, to get into the voting process, local artists, business owners and community members must have the most nominations meaning anyone interested in winning a ROCaward this year must get a lot of people to fill out a Google form saying they’re the best in the city for that given category.

This is the sixth year for the show and this year the theme is Success! Organizers of the event are hoping to showcase the hard work of Rochesterians and the immense talent that “help make our area a great place to work, live and have fun.”

Nominations are open until November 26, 2017. To nominate a person or group for a specific category, click here. Voting opens in January. The show is scheduled for February 18, 2018 and this year will take place at the Hochstein Performance Hall downtown.

Categories:

Music

  • Best New Artist of the Year
  • DJ of the Year
  • Female Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • Band of the Year
  • Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • Hip Hop Group of the Year
  • Reggae DJ of the Year
  • Male Singer of the Year (NEW!)
  • Album of the Year
  • Latin DJ of the Year
  • Female Singer of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Producer of the Year
  • Gospel Rap of the Year
  • Best Male Battle Rap Artist (NEW!)
  • Best Gospel Group of the Year
  • Best Female Battle Rap Artist (NEW!)

Arts

  • Event of the Year
  • Dance Crew/Group of the Year
  • Dancer of the Year
  • Female Host of the Year
  • Male Comedian of the Year (NEW!)
  • Actor of the Year
  • Male Host of the Year
  • Female Comedian of the Year (NEW!)
  • Actress of the Year
  • Best Author of the Year
  • Best Freelance Artist (Painter) of the Year
  • Stage Play of the Year
  • Male Poet of the Year
  • Best Sketch Comedy of the Year
  • Best Photographer of the Year
  • Female Poet of the Year
  • Promoter of the Year

Fashion

  • Fashion Icon of the Year
  • Makeup Artist of the Year
  • Female Model of the Year
  • Designer of the Year
  • Clothing Line of the Year
  • Male Model of the Year

Food 

  • Best Latino Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Soul Food Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Jamaican Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)

Business

  • Business of the Year
  • Top Radio Show of the Year
  • Hair Stylist of the Year
  • Nail Tech of the Year (NEW!)
  • Barber of the Year

 

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