In the communications industry, NAMIC is the premier organization that educates, advocates, and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity, prioritizing inclusion and respect for all people. As such, it is our honor to award individuals and companies that value these same priorities in their creative work and work life. Read on to learn more about each award bestowed by NAMIC and how you might apply, sealing your own work, the work of a colleague, or the work of your company with NAMIC’s thorough and trusted endorsement.
NAMIC Vision Awards
The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflects the increasingly diverse, multi-ethnic, and multicultural viewing audience.
Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries
Next Generation Leaders (NGLs) and Luminaries are emerging business leaders of diverse ethnicity or race in the media and entertainment industry who are honored for both their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Diversity in Technology Award
This honor recognizes a leader of diverse ethnicity or race who has contributed to the advancement of digital innovation, customer experience, connectedness, digital infrastructure, operations, or intelligence in the media, entertainment, and tech industries. The NAMIC Diversity in Technology Award is presented in partnership with the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE) and Multichannel News.
Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award
Established in 1992 in memory of the late Congressman from Texas, the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award is NAMIC’s highest honor. In commemoration of Congressman Leland’s lifelong advocacy of social justice and equality, the award recognizes individuals and companies representing the media, entertainment, and communications industry for their philanthropic achievements and commitment to advancing the concerns of people of color.
NAMIC Chapter Change Agent Award
A NAMIC Chapter Change Agent is a chapter leader who goes above and beyond the chapter role to cultivate leaders, foster connections, and amplify our voices as members of this multicultural organization.