After researching the two major awards for CCM (Grammy's and Doves), and finding that none of them do a calendar year eligibility, instead choosing September 1-August 31 and November 1-October 31 respectively, I have decided to join them and split the difference.
Eligibility for consideration for the First Annual Platinum Vinyl Awards is October 1, 2009-September 30, 2010. I will be researching 4th Quarter 2009 Releases for Inclusion, along with the initial TBSF post and TBSF 3rd Quarter Posts. All album reviews beginning October 1, 2010 on this site will be eligible for the second annual awards, to happen sometime in 2012. This also answers the question I posed in my review of the Project 86 Release. It will be considered for Next Year.
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