The Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) Artist of the Year award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant achievement within the creative arts.
A nominee must:
- Self-identify as Muslim
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Demonstrates significant achievement within the creative arts (e.g., art, music, dance, theatre, design and/or architecture)
- Have had a significant and positive impact on his/her industry and the larger Muslim community
- Actively strive to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim community in Canada
All qualified candidates will be judged based on a combination of merit and public voting. Seven independent judges who will be selected based on their work experience, level of education, and contributions to the community within Canada will evaluate each candidate against the rubric. Their evaluation will carry a weight of 75% while the remaining 25% weight will be assigned to public voting.