The 2021 judging panel comprises of broadcasters, promoters and figures who all support live music from local artists around East Anglia.
Neil Jones, Presenter of the long running Rock Show with Neil Jones which broadcasts on Cambridge 105 Radio
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 and Neon Street Touring.
Joe Weaver of Toonteen Artist Management, currently represents Gaffa Tape Sandy.
Seymour Quigley, music promoter in Bury St Edmunds for Washing Machine and BurySOUND
Sara Kathleen, venue manager at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds.
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.