Nominations

Nomination Form

The ROC Awards Show, scheduled for February 18, 2018, at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. N. will officially open nominations for awards on September 8, 2017.

2018 is the sixth year for the ROC Awards Show and our theme is Success! Roc Awards celebrates and recognizes Rochester’s talent. This show is embracing of all the talented people in the Rochester area. The Roc Awards Show wants to highlight the entertainment talent as well as businesses that help make our area a great place to work, live and have fun.

Nominations are open until November 28, 2017. The people with the most nominations will move on to the voting process in January 2018.

Nominees must have showcased their talent within the past year. A nominee must accept the nomination and provide a headshot, bio, and contact information to remain in the competition.

The Roc Award Show has the following categories for nominations:

Music

  • Best New Artist of the Year
  • DJ of the Year
  • Female Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • Band of the Year
  • >Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year
  • Hip Hop Group of the Year
  • Reggae DJ of the Year
  • Male Singer of the Year (NEW!)
  • Album of the Year
  • Latin DJ of the Year
  • Female Singer of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Producer of the Year
  • Gospel Rap of the Year
  • Best Male Battle Rap Artist (NEW!)
  • Best Gospel Group of the Year
  • Best Female Battle Rap Artist (NEW!)

Arts

  • Event of the Year
  • Dance Crew/Group of the Year
  • Dancer of the Year
  • Female Host of the Year
  • Male Comedian of the Year (NEW!)
  • Actor of the Year
  • Male Host of the Year
  • Female Comedian of the Year (NEW!)
  • Actress of the Year
  • Best Author of the Year
  • Best Freelance Artist (Painter) of the Year
  • Stage Play of the Year
  • Male Poet of the Year
  • Best Sketch Comedy of the Year
  • Best Photographer of the Year
  • Female Poet of the Year
  • Promoter of the Year

Fashion

  • Fashion Icon of the Year
  • Makeup Artist of the Year
  • Female Model of the Year
  • Designer of the Year
  • Clothing Line of the Year
  • Male Model of the Year

Food

  • Best Latino Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Soul Food Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)
  • Best Jamaican Restaurant of the Year (NEW!)

Business

  • Business of the Year
  • Top Radio Show of the Year
  • Hair Stylist of the Year
  • Nail Tech of the Year (NEW!)
  • Barber of the Year

To nominate a person or group for a specific category, click here. Nominees need to encourage others to place more nominations in the same category to move into the voting phase in January 2018.