Nomination and Voting Process

NOMINATION PROCESS

Anyone may nominate a potential inductee to The Kansas Music Hall of Fame, and we encourage our member participation through the nomination process. Our new nomination cycle begins January 1, 2020 and ends June 1 2020. Read Information at www.kmhof.org. Fill out and submit Nomination Form through our website. Your nomination will be reviewed for KMHoF board consideration.

VOTING PROCESS

Kansas Music Hall of Fame is one of the few state music halls of fame that allow the members to vote. To vote go to www.kmhof.org. You MUST become a member to vote. After you have joined our membership an electronic ballot will be sent to your email address.  Each year on July 1st, before the upcoming induction year, our voting cycle begins. Previous inductees and members in good standing are notified by submitted email address. Go to www.kmhof.org and sign up as a member or partnership. You may vote for a total of up to ten potential nominees, or as few as one. They may be chosen from the ballot provided. You may “write in” up to three others. After you have become a member, you will be sent an easy fill electronic ballot. Voting deadline is the first Saturday of  December. Please  If you recived  a Word ballot email it  to ksmhof@gmail.com or mail them to Kansas Music Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 189, Beloit, KS 67420. The oncoming year inductees will be announced shortly after the above deadline via press release, social media and website at www.kmhof.org.  The induction ceremony and concert will be held at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS on the last Saturday in April of each year.

INDUCTION PROCESS

Potential inductees must have started their career in music at least 20 years ago in Kansas and/or the Greater Kansas City area and must have made a significant contribution to music in the Midwest .

Inductees are grouped roughly into two categories: PERFORMER and NON-PERFORMER, although we’re branching out, having recently inducted the official state song of Kansas, Home On The Range.

From time to time, the board will issue a DIRECTORS’ AWARD, which is voted on by the board only. Two of these that occur every year are THE BILL LEE AWARD and THE BOB HAPGOOD AWARD:

THE BILL LEE AWARD was established to recognize potential inductees currently active and deemed worthy by the KMHoF board for early induction, especially those with a significant national/international profile. Standard rules for potential KMHoF inductees include having started their careers in the field of music at least 20 years ago. The Bill Lee Award allows for possible exception by the board of that 20-year ruling.

THE BOB HAPGOOD AWARD was established in 2008 after his death. Bob was an active and valuable board member in the beginning years of the KMHoF and a 2006 inductee with his legendary band King Midas & The Muflers. Bob was also a longtime radio deejay where he lived in McPherson, KS. Each year, this award is given to a deserving venue owner, radio deejay, booking agent, music store owner, music teacher, important musician or musical act from a less populated area of the state that might not otherwise be recognized by the voting membership at large.