Central to the ceremony is the celebration of emerging European musical talent. During a lively sixty minutes show designed by Guy Weizman (Noord Nederlands Toneel), the winners will receive an award and an amazing prize package focused at boosting their international careers. After the ceremony, all nominees present in Groningen will perform live across the city as an official part of the ESNS festival.

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Prize package
There are eight jury awards to be handed out during the ceremony. Each winner selected by the jury receives a prize worth € 10.000-  funded by the EU programme Creative Europe, to be spent towards promoting their international careers. A total of € 7.500 of the prize package covers all expenses made for promotion and/or touring. Additionally, winners get a business package of the value of € 2.500 on targeted training provided by our music industry partners: the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) and co-organizers of the awards Reeperbahn Festival and ESNS. The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE) helps winners navigating through this list of tailored services.

Public Choice Winner
Since the nominees were revealed at Reeperbahn Festival, fans across Europe could choose their favorite emerging European artist through an online vote. The winner of the Public Choice Award 2020 receives a monetary prize of € 5.000 and is offered to play a filmed music session at the Deezer Studios in Paris. This is part of the contribution made by Digital Music Europe and is presented by Deezer.