The Stellar Gospel Music Awards to Accept Submissions

For Considering Starting February 1st, Gospel Music Artists,

Record Labels and Gospel Radio Stations

Invited to Submit Qualified Entries for the 36th Annual Show

Timeline of Important Dates Also Released

 (CHICAGO, IL) January 15, 2021 – Today, Central City Productions, Inc. released a Call for Entries for the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Submissions will be accepted online from February 1 – 19, 2021. To be eligible, projects must have been released via national distribution or online streaming and Gospel radio stations must have been broadcasting via terrestrial or online from OCTOBER 1, 2019 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2021. Other qualifying rules and regulations will be posted online. 

Additionally, a timeline of important dates leading up to the Stellar Awards television broadcast was released. Nominations for the 36th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be announced on April 27, 2021. Additional key dates include:

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 via National Broadcast Syndication and Cable during the window of July 30 – September 5, 2021.

Forthcoming details about the 36th Annual Stellar Awards taping, performers, and special honorees will be released at a later date. For all information and the latest news, visit the Stellar Awards website at 

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is hailed as the 'Greatest Night of Gospel Music,' and recognizes the year's best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.