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 Whatzup’s 20 Under 20 Awards celebrate Northeast Indiana’s
exceptional young music makers. 

Does your young musicmaker hit the right notes? Sweetwater and the Sweetwater Academy of Music & Technology are proud to partner with Whatzup to acknowledge the wealth of musical talent in northeastern Indiana. The 20 Under 20 Awards highlights talented young musicians throughout the region. Winners will be featured in a future print issue of Whatzup and online at

An expert panel of judges will select winners based on:

Anyone can make a nomination.

To be considered for this honor, nominees must be under 20 years of age as of March 31, 2023, and live in one of the following counties: Allen, Wabash, Whitley, Noble, Wells, Adams, Huntington, Kosciusko, DeKalb, or Steuben. Deadline for nominations is January 20, 2023.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Open Through January 30, 2023

Who is filling out this form?(Required)
Yes, even the nominee can fill this out!

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Nominee’s full name(Required)


High school or college

Nominee’s instruments or vocals(Required)
Maximum of three

Be descriptive! Give details about about nominee's history, awards, musical events, and other details that would help our judges.

Must be a public video. Anything recorded with a mobile phone and uploaded to a site like YouTube or Facebook will work. We just need to hear the musician!
If more than one person is in the video, describe the nominee and let us know what the nominee is doing
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