LOS ANGELES, CA (October 27, 2015) – Submissions for the 47th NAACP Image Awards closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. All entries must be submitted online at www.naacpimageawards.net. Nominees will be announced at a press conference on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

The NAACP Image Awards is recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent 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 47th 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, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

All entries are evaluated and narrowed to the top five in each category by members of the 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, Special Contributions Fund Trustees, staff, and key interfaces.

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Friday, February 5, 2016, as a two-hour special from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

Upcoming deadlines and events leading up to the 47th NAACP Image Awards are:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Submissions closes at www.naacpimageawards.net

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards will be announce at a press conference

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Nominees Luncheon

*Thursday, February 4, 2016
47th NAACP Image Awards – Non-Televised Awards Ceremony

*Friday, February 5, 2016
47th NAACP Image Awards – 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.


Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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