The Stellar Awards Announces Eligibility Changes

Stellar AwardsThe Stellar Awards announced today that it is is making changes to its eligibility process. Read the press release below:

Eligibility Period:
The 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, hosted by Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin, was the last year in which the eligibility period from July 1st to June 30th was utilized. The 2014 Eligibility Period will be from July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, to ensure that we are fair during the transition period. Subsequently, in 2015, the eligibility period will be from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. Nominations will be announced thereafter.

Project Eligibility Criteria:
The Stellar Awards Executive Committee has decided on the following criteria for project eligibility:

• The project must have been released during the eligibility period (July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013)
• The project must be sold and played nationally • The project must chart in the TOP 25 on AT LEAST TWO of the Nielsen
Charts (Billboard, SoundScan, or BDS) • The person submitting the project must be a member of the Stellar Awards
Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA)

Online Submission Process Begins: August 1, 2013 at

We hope that you understand the changes. We look forward to celebrating another wonderful year of Gospel music with you.
Don Jackson Chairman & CEO, Central City Productions, Inc. Executive Producer, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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