N O M I N A T I O N P R O C E S S
The nomination cycle for the
7th Annual Avidity Awards
OPEN NOMINATION ROUND (MARCH 1, 2022 - MAY 31, 2022)
The Open Nomination Round is open to the public and voters may suggest their candidates for nomination via open ballot on our website. The submissions will be reviewed by the 3-member TEGMMA Nominating Committee (TNC) to ensure that nomination eligibility requirements for each candidate are satisfied. Once the TNC determines that the candidate meets eligibility, they will be put forward for nomination consideration to the full TEGMMA Executive Committee (TEC).
When the Open Nomination Round closes, the TEC will vote on who will be chosen as Official Nominees for the Avidity Awards for that year. After the TEC votes, the TNC will certify the vote and the Top 5 eligible candidates will become the official nominees. After vote certification, the nominees will be notified via available contact information on file with TEGMMA and via their social media pages. We make every attempt possible to reach each nominee, however, it is the nominee's responsibility to inform us of the correct contact information.
In order for nomination to be complete, the nominee must acknowledge ACCEPTANCE of their nomination by way of our nomination acceptance form via our website. If nominations are not accepted and acknowledged within the two-week acceptance period, another nominee will be selected as a replacement prior to the nomination announcement via press release.
The Official Nominees will be announced via virtual press conference via Avidity Awards social media pages and website at a date and time that is determined by The Elite Gospel Music & Ministry Academy.
VOTING ROUND (AUGUST 2, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2022)
After the official nominees are announced, the Voting Round will begin. Voting in this round has THREE PHASES:
PHASE (1) ONE: PUBLIC VOTING
AUGUST 2, 2022 - AUGUST 31, 2022 - (1/3 of the Final Vote)
Phase One of voting is for the PUBLIC and accounts for one-third (1/3) of the total vote score. After the official nominees are announced, they will appear on a public ballot which will be loaded on our website under the "VOTE" tab. Only one vote per person is allowed. All duplicate or multiple votes will be discarded and not counted.
PHASE (2) TWO: TEGMMA MEMBER VOTING
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 - (1/3 of the Final Vote)
Phase Two of voting is for TEGMMA MEMBERS ONLY and accounts for one-third (1/3) of the total vote score. After TEGMMA members are confirmed as ACTIVE, they will receive a password protected ballot via email. Only one vote per active TEGMMA member is allowed. All duplicate votes, multiple votes, or votes from inactive or Non-TEGMMA members will be discarded and not counted. To join TEGMMA, click here.
PHASE THREE: TEGMMA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTING
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 - (1/3 of the Vote)
Phase Three of voting is for TEGMMA Executive Committee Members only and accounts for one-third (1/3) of the total vote score. TEC Members will receive a password-protected ballot via email. Only one vote per TEC member is allowed. All duplicate votes or multiple votes will be discarded and not counted.
VOTE TABULATION PROCESS
Once the VOTING ROUND concludes, the votes from all three phases will be counted for each category. For each of the three phases, the 5 nominees will be given points ranging from 1 to 5 (1 being the nominee with the highest amount of votes and 5 being the nominee with the lowest amount of votes). Each nominee's points will be totaled from all three phases, and the nominee with the LOWEST score (lowest in this instance is the highest vote getter) will be designated the winner.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
The winners in each category will be announced at the 7th Annual Avidity Awards on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Memphis, Tennessee.