Tuesday, June 2nd 2015
Dialed Productions and Concord Music Hall present...
:: THE 2ND ANNUAL CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE AWARDS ::
Hosted by Jesse Camp (MTV VJ) & Jeremy Scheuch (Do312)
Open Nominations: until Monday, March 30th (at noon)
First Round Voting Opens: Thursday, April 2nd
First Round Voting Closes: Monday, April 20th (at noon)
Top 5 Voting Opens: Thursday, April 23rd
Top 5 Voting Closes: Monday, May 18th (at noon)
Award Show: Tuesday, June 2nd
Walk the Red Carpet
& Media Gala at 7:30pm
Award show starts promptly at 9:00pm
2015 CNA Categories
Band of the Year | Best Small Live Music Venue (under 700 capacity) | Best Large Live Music Venue (over 700 capacity) | Best Go Go Dancer | Best One Off Party | Best Dive Bar | Best Bartender | Best Weekly Party | Best Monthly Party | Best Festival | Best DJ | Blogger of the Year | Photographer of the Year | Manager of the Year | Best Bottle Service | Best New Venue | Best Rooftop | Nightclub of the Year | Promoter of the Year | Bar back of the Year | Best Sports Bar | Best Doorman
Red Carpet Host: Ernest Wilkins (Fox 32)
Guest Presenters: Scott Lucas (of Local H) - Lauren O' Neil (WKQX) Violetta Milerman (Real World Chicago) - Stylz & Roman (B96) - Jade Sotomayer (RuPaul's Dragrace) - Greg Corner (JBTV) - Pro BMX Rider Brian Kachinsky - Pat The Manager - Shannon Loop Girl Rock Girl - Damon Ranger (CBS Chicago) - Jillian Conley & Jeff Conway (Social Ave TV), Jordan (Jordan Radio Show 1035 Kiss FM), Jenae Williams, Lucy Stool, Holt, Zebo, Dan Baron (Hairwars), Alderman Joe Moreno & more to be announced weekly!
Who is eligible?
Nominations are open to all entertainment & nightlife professionals in the Greater Chicago Region.
How are nominees selected?
The public nominates. Open nominations run until Monday, March 30th, 2015. Nominees are accepted into the first round of voting as long as they are nominated to the correct category and their nomination is related to their involvement in the Greater Chicago nightlife and entertainment industry. Categories with more than 15 nominees will be analyzed by the Chicago Nightlife Awards committee which will in turn select and submit 15 nominees into the first round for the public to vote on. The first round of voting will be released on Thursday, April 2nd , 2015 at Do312.com/p/Chicagonightlifeawards.
The 2015 Chicago Nightlife Awards industry panel is an experienced group of Chicago entertainment and nightlife industry persons. Industry panelists are scouted and surveyed for review by the Chicago Nightlife Awards Committee. These panelists help us determine the best of the best in CHICAGO. We calculate the final round of voting based on 50% industry panel input and 50% public weighting. Industry panelists are not allowed to vote for categories with which they have a conflict of interest. Industry Panelists will be announced throughout the lead up to the awardshow
INDUSTRY PANEL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Panelists must have 5+ years of experience in the entertainment & nightlife Industry
2. Panelist selection should represent a balance between nightlife and Chicago entertainment groups featured in the awards
3. Panelists must be active in the Chicago Nightlife scene
The Voting Process
The first round of voting opens Thursday, April 2nd 2015. You can vote with your DO312 or Facebook account at DO312.com/CHICAGONIGHTLIFEAWARDS. The top five nominees from the first round will be selected by total number of votes calculated from April 2nd – April 20th. Our system will be tracking votes including voter IP addresses to limit to one vote per person. Fake votes will not count towards the final tally. The top five voting round opens April 23rd. If you voted for a top five nominee in the first round, your vote will pass through to count towards the final top 5 voting round. If your nominee did not make it you may vote again for a top five candidate. The top 5 voting round ends on Monday, May 18th 2015. The winner and runner up for each category will be selected by calculating the total number of public votes as 50% of the total weighted vote. The other 50% of the total weighted vote will be the outcome of the Industry Panel vote. The Industry Panel will be selected and by the Chicago Nightlife Awards Committee and will be listed at Do312.com/Chicago Nightlife Awards starting April 23rd. See below for a deeper explanation of the voting process with examples.
How is the top 5 voting round scored?
50% Industry Panel Vote
50% Public Vote
Each category is assigned the most qualified panelists for its category. A panelist must cast one vote for the best nominee and one vote for the runner up. A vote for best nominee counts for 3 points. A vote for the runner up counts for 1 point. The percentage of industry panel voting points a nominee receives for that category, determines the nominee’s industry panel voting percentage. Half of the industry panel voting percentage and half the public voting percentage counts towards a nominee’s final voting percentage. Therefore, we calculate the sum of public vote percentage & industry panel vote percentages and divide the sum by 2 to get the final voting percentage. The highest final voting percentage determines the winner.