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The Stellar Gospel Music Award are upon us!

Central City Productions, Inc. has officially released a call for entries for the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

Submissions will be accepted online from Feb. 1 to 19, 2021.

To sign up, projects must have been released through national distribution or online streaming. Also, to qualify, Gospel radio stations must have been broadcasting via terrestrial or online from Oct. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2021.

Other key dates are as follows:

  • Monday, February 1 – Online submissions open
  • Friday, February 19 – Online submissions close and all product due
  • Friday, March 5 – Nominating committee determines qualified submissions
  • Saturday, March 13 – SAGMA online voting on 1st ballot begins
  • Saturday, March 27 – SAGMA online voting ends
  • Monday, April 5 – Public online voting on 2nd and final ballot begins
  • Monday, April 19 – Public online voting on 2nd and final ballot ends
  • Tuesday, April 27 – Nominee Announcement PR and Radio Tour
  • July 2021 – 36th Annual Stellar Awards production (exact dates to be announced mid-February)

The 36th Annual Stellar Awards will air through national broadcast syndication and cable during the window of July 30 to Sept. 5, 2021.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!