THE BLACK & IRISH GALA AWARDS ARE BACK
THE BLACK & IRISH GALA AWARDS ARE BACK AND POWERED BY RTÉ NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
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The Black & Irish Gala Awards (BIG Awards) are back for the third year and will be even bigger and better with a new media partnership with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public service media.
The Black & Irish Gala Awards powered by RTÉ will take place on Saturday 2nd December in the Osprey Hotel Naas, Co. Kildare when awards will be presented in 15 categories.
Nominations are now open for all 15 awards, and we are inviting you to nominate your preferred person or organisation for each category.
All categories will then be shortlisted with six awards being decided by public vote and nine being decided by panels.
For details on the awards, criteria, judging panels and voting, see Black & Irish – (blackandirish.com)
STAGE 1: CHOOSE YOUR NOMINEES (UNTIL 03.11.23)
Initial voting for nominees is open until Friday 3rd November in all categories below. You can nominate yourself or someone (person or organisation) you admire in each of the categories. Please make sure they meet the criteria detailed in the nominations form.
– Personality of the Year– Community Star of the Year – Community Organisation of the Year – Actor of the Year – Educator of the Year – Outstanding Contribution to Music – Podcast of the Year – Activist of the Year – Content Creator of the Year – Entrepreneur of the Year – Female Sportsperson of the Year – Male Sportsperson of the Year – Business of the Year – Female Artist of the Year – Male Artist of the Year
MAKE YOUR NOMINATION HERE.
STAGE 2: SHORTLIST AND SELECTION (UNTIL 20.11.23)
The shortlisting of nominees and selection of winners in each category will open on Monday 6th of November. You will have until Monday 20th November to vote for your winner in the six public categories. The nominee with the most votes will win the award and the 2nd and 3rd most votes will make up the shortlist. Panels will select 9 of the shortlists and winners for other categories.
You can see the breakdown of public vote and panel selection below or on www.blackandirish.com.
Here is a breakdown of the awards and how they are selected:
– Personality of the Year (Public)– Community Star of the Year (Public) – Community Organisation of the Year (Public) – Actor of the Year (Public) – Educator of the Year (Public) – Outstanding Contribution to Music (Public) – Podcast of the Year (Panel) – Activist of the Year (Panel) – Content Creator of the Year – Entrepreneur of the Year (Panel) – Female Sportsperson of the Year (Panel) – Male Sportsperson of the Year (Panel) – Business of the Year (Panel) – Female Artist of the Year (Panel) – Male Artist of the Year (Panel)
STAGE 3: THE AWARDS (02.12.23)
The awards in all 15 categories will be presented at the Black & Irish Gala Awards, powered by RTÉ on Saturday 2nd December in the Osprey Hotel Naas, Co. Kildare.
Commenting on this year’s Black and Irish Gala Awards, Black and Irish CEO, Leon Diop (pictured) said: “We are delighted to see the Black and Irish Gala awards returning for its third year. We are even more excited that they will now be powered by RTÉ. This will help us in our main goal of spotlighting the many hardworking and talented black and mixed-race people from all over Ireland. We’re taking the awards to Kildare this year and the Osprey Hotel will be a great venue for a wonderful night of celebration and recognition”
As media partner, RTÉ will be supporting the Black and Irish Gala Awards with a TV, radio, online and social media campaign.
For more on the Black and Irish Gala Awards see www.blackandirish.com and follow RTÉ’s social media accounts using #BIGAwards23.