Top 100 Dealer Awards
The Top 100 Dealer entry period closed on April 30. Submissions are no longer being accepted.
Are You a Top 100 Dealer?
Dubbed the "retail Oscars" by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM's Top 100 Dealer Awards was created to spotlight the industry's very best retailers and share their stores' strategies for success. In addition to choosing the Top 100 Dealers, an independent panel of industry judges will also select winners in 7 "Best Of" categories, and from those they will select the winner of the prestigious "Dealer of the Year" award.
Whether you run a small mom-and-pop store or a chain of several retail outlets, we invite you to enter this year's competition. Enter one or all of the "Best Of" categories listed and you will be automatically entered into the Top 100 Dealer Awards.
Dealers must enter at least one of the seven "Best of" categories to be eligible for a slot in the Top 100. A panel of anonymous industry judges will rate all of the entries, and NAMM will announce the top three highest scoring dealers and the winner in each category and "Dealer of the Year" at the awards banquet in Nashville.
Confirmation of Your Entry
We invite you to enter as many of the seven categories as you wish. Upon submitting your application, NAMM will send you a confirmation e-mail.
Tips for a successful entry
Send a variety of clear, high-resolution photos or video links that complement your entry. This is your chance to win over the judges and provide examples of why your store should triumph. Should your company be nominated, these will also be the images that appear in the video presentations during the awards banquet. Make sure your store is well represented.
Organize your ideas and information, and give concrete examples, e.g. Five Reasons Your Music Store Should Win Dealer of the Year. Be clear. Be concise. Be creative.