GRAMMY Participation Certificates

The Recording Academy is pleased to offer customized participation certificates which recognize anyone who was creatively or professionally involved in a GRAMMY-winning or GRAMMY-nominated recording.

Musicians, composers, publishers, studios, and labels may apply for a participation certificate with proof of participation in a GRAMMY-winning or GRAMMY-nominated record. Participants on GRAMMY-winning or GRAMMY-nominated recordings from past years also have the opportunity to order new or replacement certificates for any previous orders.

Certificates are 8.5" x 11" with customized information. Certificates are printed on heavy, ivory stock, embossed with the official Recording Academy shield in gold foil. Certificates are shipped unframed with a protective folder.

For each certificate:

  • Complete the Special Certificate Order Form via our online system:
    • Include the name, recording, awards year, and role on the recording.
    • Provide a physical mailing address (not a PO Box) and contact information for delivery.
  • Upload Proof of Participation:  
    • Proof is required for each requested certificate.
      A certificate will not be issued without proof or evidence of the participant’s involvement.
    • Examples include a copy of the liner notes and credits, or a written description of the participant’s involvement signed and dated by the actual winner or nominee.
    • Upload proof of participation as a PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, or GIF document.
      Multiple pages of information should be combined into a single document.
      Please be sure to click “UPLOAD” to complete your order.
  • Provide payment:
    • Certificates are $50.00 each, including tax and shipping costs.
    • Any major credit card as can be used as payment for online orders.
      Checks and money orders are also accepted for mail orders.
    • Ordering online is recommended as the fastest and most secure way to order certificates.

Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery from the date your order is processed. Tracking information will be sent to you upon shipment. Note that certificate orders for awards from previous years may require additional verification and processing time.

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Important: Please Read

The Participation Certificate orders system is open from Monday, February 5th to Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.

All orders must be submitted by July 15, 2018 in order to be accepted.

Please direct all questions and concerns to