Bronze medal bearing the relief image of a treble clef and the words "42ND / ANNUAL / GRAMMY ® / NOMINEE". The raised design and words are polished, while the field has a brushed finish. On the reverse is a relief of a Grammy award, and near the rim appears "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES". On the medal's edge is stamped "TIFFANY & CO. BRONZE". The medal is attached to a green ribbon.