Spectacular Magazine is now accepting nominations for the Spectacular Magazine 2018 Man of the Year Awards. Please take the time to nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee, church member, significant other, etc. (21+) who deserves to be celebrated!
Nominations are accepted in 8 categories and recommendations for Lifetime Achievement Award are encouraged. CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE
Nomination Period: June 4 – June 17
Semi-Finalists Announced: June 24 on Spectacular Magazine Radio Show (7:30 am on Foxy 107/104)
On-line Voting Period: July 8 – July 28
Black-tie Awards Gala: August 12; Reception: 2 pm; Gala: 3 pm (location: TBA)
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 or African-American heritage.
~ Activism – 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.
~ Business & 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.
~ Community Service – recipient should have volunteered his time for one or more activities that were to the immediate benefit of the African American community; must be of African or African-American heritage.
~ 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.
~Entrepreneurship – man must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of their company and principally responsible for its operation; must have been in business for at least the past twelve consecutive months, and the business must be a for-profit business; must be of African or African-American heritage.
~ Health & Fitness – man 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; or man who is contributing in various ways to the advancement and/or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, and/or nutrition; must be of African or African-American heritage.
~ Mentor – man who is committed to making a significant positive impact on his mentees’ education and career by supporting, encouraging and promoting intellectual growth, professional and personal development, and being a positive role model; man of any race, color or creed who serves the African-American community is eligible.
~ Nonprofit Management – man that demonstrate the highest level of integrity and dedication to working in the nonprofit sector; effective in building organizational and individual leadership; ability to instill passion in themselves & the people with whom they work; aware of their role in and impact of their organization on the African American community; brings innovative ideas forward and to fruition; must be of African or African-American heritage.