NAMIC Vision Awards

Award Description

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.

  • Submission of entries begins: November 13, 2023
  • Submissions deadline: February 2, 2024
  • Nominations announcement: April 2024
  • Winners announcement: May 2024

Submissions for the 2024 NAMIC Vision Awards will be accepted beginning November 13, 2023.


The following requirements must be addressed for each program entered.

  • Access. You can provide access credentials/information to access the entry online via your streaming service or you can upload your entry/entries in the following video file formats: .m4v, .mp4, .wmv, or .mov.
  • Entry fee payment. Submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging.
  • Fully completed online entry form. Be sure to list the entry exactly as you wish it to appear in promotional materials.
  • Program description and running time (150-word limit).
  • Network approved credit sheet/cast list.
  • Submission contact, company programming contact, and company publicity contact.

Incomplete or late entries will not be judged. You will be notified if your entry is disqualified for any reason.

Those eligible to submit entries include:

  • Broadcast Networks (National, Network-Owned and Operated, Affiliates)
  • Cable Networks (National and Regional)
  • Cable Operators (for local origination programming)
  • Syndicators (First-Run Original Programs)
  • VOD content for digital platforms – web or mobile
  • Any production company, distributor, or syndicator (content must have aired/streamed on an eligible platform)

Programs must be original and have aired between November 1, 2022 and November 30, 2023.

The cost per entry is $375, which is payable by credit card or electronic payment via ACH. Submissions that do not include payment will not be considered for judging.

For ACH payment, address questions and requests for banking instructions to Amy Kemp, Programs Associate, at


Entry fees are not refundable.

Animation: daily, weekly, monthly, or special animated programming; could include programming geared to children as well as adults

Awards & Honors: special music or awards programming that salutes public service leaders and/or entertainment figures

Best Performance – Comedy: can be a series, special, or performance by an actor/actress in a lead, supporting or featured role in a series, special, or long-form program

Best Performance – Drama: can be a series, special, or performance by an actor/actress in a lead, supporting or featured role in a series, special, or long-form program

Children’s: daily, weekly, monthly, or special children’s programming

Comedy: daily, weekly, monthly, or special comedy programming

Digital Media – Short Form: (five minutes or less) can be of any genre; may also include interstitial content

Digital Media – Long Form: (30 minutes to one hour) can be of any genre

Documentary: can be a single fact-based program or series

Drama: daily, weekly, monthly, or special drama programming; could include soap operas

Foreign Language: daily, weekly, monthly, or special foreign language programming; could be of any genre (i.e., children’s, reality, sports, etc.); video must include English subtitles

Lifestyle: daily, weekly, monthly, or special lifestyle programming including cooking, decorating/design, fashion, fitness, etc.

News/Informational: daily, weekly, monthly, or special news programming

Original Movie or Special: a single program or mini-series of any genre (i.e., comedy, drama, etc.)

Reality: daily, weekly, monthly, or special reality programming primarily focused on entertainment

Reality – Social Issues: daily, weekly, monthly, or special reality programming primarily focused on social issues or concerns

Sports: daily, weekly, monthly, or special sports programming

Variety/Talk Show: can be a daily, weekly, monthly, or special variety talk/show; could include programming hosted by a single person, duo, or ensemble

NAMIC would like to acknowledge the 2024 Vision Award judges. Our sincerest thanks for their time, effort, thought, and objectivity.

  • Portia Badham, BadWyn Communications
  • Robert Baltazar, Comcast
  • Jamie Balthazar, Ruby Red Inc.
  • Josie Batsikas, A+E Networks
  • Abigail Bazile, Urban One
  • Vivian Bernett, TV One
  • Dottie Bess, Comcast
  • Fredonia Brown, Comcast
  • Kyle Brown, Comcast
  • Chelsye Burrows, 22 West PR
  • Khary Campbell, Comcast
  • Joe Castagnino, Comcast
  • Sean Charles, AMC
  • Jessica Cofield, Comcast
  • Marcus Cook, TV One
  • Brandy Crawford-Uriu, A+E Networks
  • Jacqueline Cruz, A+E Networks
  • Natalia Desrosiers, NBCUniversal
  • Cheryl Dorsey
  • Kim Ford, BRND Marketing Group
  • Felix Garcia, Comcast
  • Stephanie Gayden, WBD
  • Shelia Gilmore, Gilmore Group
  • Nicole Granston, Sunshine Enterprise Consulting LLC
  • Djuan Green, Comcast
  • Chantell Greene, WBD
  • Terri Heard, Comcast
  • Nina Henderson Moore, Griot Productions
  • Jacqueline Hernandez, Majority Ready
  • Lindsay Hinkle, Comcast
  • Shana Hooks, TV One
  • TJ Jackson, Comcast
  • Amarilis Johnson, Comcast
  • Timika Johnson, Comcast
  • Carl Jones Jr, Comcast
  • Ariel Joseph, Paramount
  • Brian Kamelhar, Comcast
  • Margaret (Peggy) Kim, iSTAND TV
  • Annamaria Kolar, Comcast
  • Maria Medina, Comcast
  • Jeff Meza, Urban One
  • Erin Monroe, Cox
  • Alex Mosley, Paramount
  • Julie Nebres, Comcast
  • Wanita Niehaus, PowerHaus Consultants
  • Anita Ortiz, Lainclusionista, LLC
  • Lolita Owens, Comcast
  • Rose-Catherine Pinkney, BET
  • Jacky Politoske, Comcast
  • Katherine Reyes-Butkowski, Paramount
  • Rayna Robinson, Comcast
  • Vernessa Robinson, Comcast
  • Freddy Rolon, ESPN
  • Nayeli Salinas, Comcast
  • Khan Shahrukh, Comcast
  • Meera Sharma, Paramount
  • Stevie Sharpe Surmon, Paramount
  • Jessica Shelly, Comcast
  • Daria Shelton, Tegna
    Marketing Solutions
  • Prasad Ramanahally Siddalinga, Comcast
  • Jaunice Sills, Comcast
  • Kimberly Solomon, A+E Networks
  • Sharee Stephens, ESPN
  • Joann Taylor, Comcast
  • Ron Telemarque, Paramount
  • Jessica Thomas, Snap, Inc.
  • Brandii Toby-Leon, Bullseye Communications
  • Terese Walker, Comcast
  • Malaika Walls
  • Kyle Washington, Paramount
  • Adriana Waterston, Horowitz Research
  • Marco Williams, EndemolShine North America
  • Anna Yoon, AyoonDesign
  • Raquelle Zuzarte, Equity for All Project