Artiste of the year: 
The Artiste of the year adjudged by the *Academy, Board,* and the *General Public* as the artiste who released a hit single/ album during the year under review and has a high audience appeal and popularity must be one of the artiste with the highest nominations in the year under review.

Hip life/ hip pop Artiste(s) of the year:
The hip life/hip hop Artiste of the year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the the *Academy, Board, and the General Public* as having with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the Hip life/Hip Hop Genre. They must have released a hit single/ album during the year under review.

Highlife Artiste(s) of the year:
The Highlife Artiste of the year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the the *Academy, Board, and the General Public* as having with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the Highlife Genre. They must have released a hit single/ album during the year under review.

Reggae/ Dancehall Artiste(s) of the year:
The Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the the *Academy, Board, and the General Public* as having with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the Reggae/Dancehall Genre. They must have released a hit single/ album during the year under review.

Gospel Artiste(s) of the year:
The Gospel Artiste of the year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the the *Academy, Board, and the General Public* as having with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the Gospel Genre. They must have released a hit single/ album during the year under review.

New Artiste of the year:
The New Artiste of the year is the artiste(s) adjudged by the the *Academy, Board, and the General Public* As the most promising and talented emerging Artiste(s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released single/Album that establishes the public identity of the artiste.

Best Collaboration of the year:
The best collaboration of the year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board, and the general public* as the song released through the collaboration/featuring two or more Artiste(s). The song must have be released and generated the most excitement during the year under review.

Hip life song of the year:
The Hip life Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular Hip life song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Highlife Song of the year:
The highlife Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular High life song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Afro-pop Song of the Year:
The Afro-pop Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular song that is a cross pollination of the music genre. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year under review.

Hip Hop Song of the Year:
The Hip Hop Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular Hip Hop song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Gospel Song of the Year:
The Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular Gospel song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Raggae Song of Year:
The Reggae Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular Raggae song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Best Group of the Year:
The best Group of the Year is the Artistes Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the group with the highest audience appeal and popularity. They must comprise of at Least 2 or more members and have released a hit single/album during the year under review.

East side Song Of the Year:
The song of the Year is the song nominated solely by the public and adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the most popular Eastern song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

Male Vocalist of the year:
The best Male vocalist Artiste of the Year is adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the Male artiste(solo) with the best vocal delivery/ Performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review. most popular Hip life song released in the year under review.

Female Vocalist of the year:
The best Female vocalist Artiste of the Year is adjudged by the *Academy, Board and the General Public* as the Male artiste(solo) with the best vocal delivery/ Performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review. most popular Hip life song released in the year under review.

Promoter/Record of the year: is adjudged by the year the *Academy, Board and the general public* as the most outstanding blogger/DJ/presenter responsible for promoting Eastern Works.

Eastern international base Artiste:
The Eastern international base artiste is adjudged by the *Academy, the board and the general public* as the act who base outside the country but comes from the Region and making impact in his music.

Technical/Industry

Music Video of the year:
The music Video of the year is adjudged by the Academy and the Board as the most creative and Entertaining music video produced withing the calendar year.

Best Video Director of the year:
The best director of the year is adjudged by the Academy and the board as the most creative and entertaining music video directed by a director who comes from the region need not be released in the year under review

Lifetime Achievement Award:
The lifetime Achievement award is adjudged by the Board as a living Legend Of Eastern Music whose work must have spanned generations. The artiste may not have released in the year under review.

Influential Artiste in Ghana:
The influential artiste(s) in Ghana adjudged by the *Board & Academy* as the act whose music crossed borders and made the most impact on the Ghana at large during the year review.

Music producer of the year:
The music Producer of the year is adjudged to be the producer(s) directly responsible for the production of the East side of the year.

Sound Engineer of the year:
The sound Engineer of the year adjudged by the *board* to be the sound engineer(s) directly responsible for the recording , mixing and technical production of the popular song in the region.