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GUEST,Banjiman Independent Article on Folk Awards 2012 (72* d) RE: Independent Article on Folk Awards 2012 06 Feb 12


I think publishing the "long list" of nominations would go a long way to mitigating some of the concerns around nepotism.

I think being clear about the profile of the judges would also help (I'm not saying name them all!). I think it has been stated that none of the panelists are artists themselves....... this is clearly not true, so it shouldn't be stated!

Does anyone (on the inside) get to see who has nominated who? Just to check that nepotism is being avoided? I'm not saying the public should see this, just asking if it is checked.

And for those who say that the awards are taken too seriously...... careers are built on this stuff. It is important. And with a bit more transparency, undoubtedly a good thing.


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