48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline

48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline

Submissions for the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS closes on Monday, October 31, 2016. All entries must be submitted online at www.naacpimageawards.net.

Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, and the winners will be determined by the vote of the NAACP membership. The NAACP IMAGE AWARDS is recognized as the nation's preeminent multi-cultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

Submissions for the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS can be submitted by producers, studios/networks, agents, managers or publicists in the categories of motion picture, television, recording, and literature. The eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. In addition, projects in the motion picture category (and individual achievements within that category) must have been initially released and distributed in the U.S. with a minimum commercial theatrical run in Los Angeles or New York for seven (7) consecutive days.

All entries are evaluated and narrowed to the top five in each category by members of the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominating Committees, which are comprised of individuals within the entertainment industry (studio/network executives, actors, artists, managers, agents, publicists, journalists, literary agents, and others) and NAACP Board members, NAACP Foundation Trustees, NAACP staff, and key interfaces.

The 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Saturday, February 11, 2017, as a two-hour special from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The telecast will also include a 90-minute pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

AMC Theatres is the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Submissions sponsor.

As previously announced, following are key calendar dates for the 48th NAACP Image Awards:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Submissions closes at www.naacpimageawards.net

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees Announced

Saturday, January 28, 2017

48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominees' Luncheon

*Friday, February 10, 2017

48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Non-Televised Awards Dinner & Ceremony

*Saturday, February 11, 2017

48th NAACP Red Carpet and Image Awards Telecast Airs Live on TV One

*Both ceremonies will take place from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP IMAGE AWARDS website at www.naacpimageawards.net.

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Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The NAACP's adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century. The six NAACP GAME CHANGERS (Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Voting Rights and Political Representation, and expanding Youth Engagement) are the focus of the NAACP's work.

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