The 2017 judging panel comprises of broadcasters, promoters and figures who all support live music from local artists around East Anglia.
Neil Jones, Operations Director at Cambridge Live and presenter of the long running Rock Show with Neil Jones which broadcasts on Cambridge 105 and KLFM in West Norfolk.
Sue Marchant, broadcaster on BBC Eastern counties radio and long time supporter of local artists in the region.
Tom Simkins, presenter of BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire.
Gary Brown, organiser of the popular Junction Fiver Night, vocalist in Ska band Big 10 and supporter of up and coming young bands in the area.
Phil Pethybridge, a long time supporter of unsigned music and amongst other ventures runs The Den at Cambridge Folk Festival.
Helen Meissner of Folkstock Records. Helen has a passion for supporting up and coming acoustic and folk artists.
Nominated artists are asked to submit up to two audio tracks or video that best represents their music. The judges listen to this as well as taking other elements in to account including live performance ability, how active the artist has been in the past year and how they interact with their fans through social media.