NAACP Nashville Announces the Return of the Image Awards Celebration and Call for Submissions

The annual awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements of the community is currently accepting submissions for nominations

Nashville, TN — The NAACP Nashville announces the return of the 5th Annual Image Awards and opens submissions to the Nashville community for the upcoming show which will take place Friday September 10 from 7PM to 10PM, location TBA.

The NAACP Nashville Image Awards is a part of the local initiative to celebrate the outstanding achievements of people of color who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.  From athletics to law, the local branch will highlight those unsung heroes that, over the years, have gone unrecognized.

The annual ceremony, that took a pause in 2009, is currently accepting submissions and encourages the entire city to participate in identifying those nominees who should be considered.  All submissions must be received at the NAACP Nashville Branch office by Friday, August 20, at 5:00PM to be eligible for consideration.

Nominations are in the following categories where a group or individual has demonstrated outstanding contributions in the Middle Tennessee area:

The John Merritt/Wilma Rudolph Award—Athletics

The Hull/Creswell Award--Education

The Josephine Holloway Award—Youth

The Meredith Ferguson Award --Entrepreneurship

The Kelly Miller Smith Award--Social Justice

The Z. Alexander Looby-Avon Williams Award—Law

The Matthew Walker Award--Health care

The Fisk Jubilee Singers Award--Music

For more information or to receive the nomination forms please email or call

The Nashville Branch at 615-329-0999 between the hours of 10AM and 5PM.

NAACP remains the preeminent civil rights organization of all times. For nearly one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society. Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

# # #

For more information email