N O M I N A T I O N P R O C E S S
The nomination cycle for the
8th Annual Avidity Awards
NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS (JANUARY 1, 2023 - FEBRUARY 28, 2023)
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 TEGMMA Eligibility Committee (TEC) to ensure that nomination eligibility requirements for each candidate are satisfied. Once the TEC determines that the candidate meets eligibility, they will be put forward to the TEGMMA Nomination Advisory Board (TNAB) for final nomination consideration.
When the Open Nomination Round closes, the TNAB will vote on who will be chosen as Official Nominees for the Avidity Awards for the current year. After the TNAB votes, they will certify the vote and the Top 5 eligible candidates will become the official nominees. If a specific category doesn't produce a minimum of 5, then the category will be listed with whatever number of nominees remain. If there are not at least 3 nominees in the category, that category may be withdrawn by the TNAB for the current year. After vote certification, the nominees will be notified via available contact information on file with TEGMMA and via their social media pages if available to us. We make every attempt possible to reach each nominee, however, it is the nominee's responsibility to inform us of the correct contact information by submitting a contact information update form. You can access the contact information update for by clicking here.
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 and Facebook and YouTube live stream.
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 (MARCH 15, 2023 - APRIL 30, 2023)
After the official nominees are announced, the Voting Round will begin. Voting in this round has THREE PHASES:
PHASE (1) ONE: PUBLIC VOTING
MARCH 15, 2023 - APRIL 15, 2023 - (1/4 of the Final Vote)
Phase One of voting is for the PUBLIC and accounts for one-fourth (1/4) 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
APRIL 16, 2023 - APRIL 30, 2023 - (1/4 of the Final Vote)
Phase Two of voting is for TEGMMA MEMBERS ONLY and accounts for one-fourth (1/4) 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 (3) THREE: TEGMMA EXECUTIVE TEAM VOTING
April 21, 2023 - APRIL 30, 2023 - (1/4 of the Vote)
Phase Three of voting is for TEGMMA Executive Team only and accounts for one-fourth (1/4) 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.
HOW AWARD WINNERS ARE DETERMINED
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.
25% - GENERAL PUBLIC VOTING ROUNG (Results of General Public voting accounts for 1/4 or 25% of the final score)
25% - TEGMMA MEMBERS VOTING ROUND (Results of voting by TEGMMA Members accounts for 1/4 or 25% of the final score
25% - TEGMMA EXECUTIVE TEAM VOTING ROUND (Results of voting by TEGMMA Exec Team accounts for 1/4 or 25% of final score
25% - NOMINEE'S TEGMMA MEMBERSHIP (Nominee MUST be a TEGMMA Member in order to get this 1/4 or 25% of final score added
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.