Nominate a deserving man by Feb. 25 to be named Spectacular Magazine 2017 Man of the Year. Spectacular Magazine will honor African American men in eight (8) categories with the Spectacular Magazine 2017 Man of the Year Awards at a black-tie Awards Gala on April 9, 2017 sponsored by PNC.
Spectacular Magazine will honor achievements/contributions of Black men or men who’ve made a difference in Black community in 8 categories based on the results of an on-line voting process. Recipients of the award are only announced at the Gala.
Nominations will be accepted in seven (7) categories and suggestions are accepted in the Lifetime Achievement category from Sunday Feb. 12 until Saturday Feb. 25.
The categories and the criteria are:
~ Lifetime Achievement – man who has made outstanding and significant contributions to the African-American community throughout his lifetime; he must have demonstrated dedication, leadership and commitment to the advancement, promotion and development of the cultural, educational, social, economic, political welfare and/or in any other areas that impact the lives of people in the African-American community; must be of African heritage.
~ Business And Economic Development – man must have made significant contributions to the African-American community in the area of economic development; have the African-American community as a target population for his services or specific project; man of any race, color or creed who serves the African-American community is eligible.
~ Civil and Human Rights – man must have made substantial and long-term contributions in furtherance of civil rights, civil liberties, and/or human rights; led the development of contemporary measures to fight discrimination and prejudice and the effects of past discrimination; and/or fostered positive intergroup relations among persons of different races, ages, ethnic origin, gender, religious backgrounds, or physical and mental abilities; man of any race, color or creed who serves the African-American community is eligible.
~ Community Service – recipient should have volunteered his time for one or more activities that were to the immediate benefit of others in the community; must be of African heritage.
~ Corporate Leader – a leader who creates senior management commitment and implements successful organizational diversity programs for the company; man of any race, color or creed who serves the African-American community is eligible.
~ Education – man who is driven by the need to help students succeed and has made significant gains toward eliminating the significant gap between the achievement levels of blacks and non-black students; man of any race, color or creed who serves the African-American community is eligible.
~ Emerging Leader – young man must be under the age of 35 and have demonstrated leadership ability in a community, school or college as it relates to the development of the cultural, social and/or political welfare of the African-American community; must be of African heritage.
~ Health – leader who dedicated his career toward the welfare and advancement of minority health and the elimination of health disparities; has taken action to further the goals of improving the health status of all racial and ethnic minority Americans; efforts to develop new and innovative solutions has left a significant impact on closing the health gap; must be of African heritage.