Deadlines & Fees

Submission Dates & Fees

There is a $350 non-refundable processing fee for each submission, and a $2000 non-refundable processing fee for each submission in Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. For literary submissions, there is an additional $25.00 shipping fee to send physical books to the Literary Sub-Committee members.

The Early Bird submission fee of $300 expires at 6:00 PM (PT) on October 14, 2022.

Key Dates

August 2022

    01 Office of Submissions opens
    02 Submissions open for the 54th NAACP® Image Awards

November 2022

    04 Last day for Supplemental Materials
    04 Last day for Literary Submissions to be received in Office of Submissions
    18 Online Submissions closes (remaining categories)

December 2022

    12 Nominating Committees begin voting on submissions (3PM ET / 12PM PT)
    16 Office of Submissions closes

January 2023

    03 Nominating Committee voting closes (9PM ET / 6PM PT)
    12 Nominees Announced
    12 Online public voting opens

February 2023

    04 Nominees' Luncheon
    10 Public voting closes (9PM ET/6PM PT)


54th NAACP® Image Awards show date TBA.
Dates subject to change.

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