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Bulawayo Arts Awards Call For Nominations

The Bulawayo Arts Awards are calling for nominations for the 2nd Edition of the awards. Lines for submission of nominees were opened on Friday and will close on April 13 2018. The nominees shortlist will be announced on April 27.

The 2018 edition will be held on May 26 at the Large City Hall.

The second edition of the BAA’s has 12 categories. 10 new awards have been added taking the total number of gongs to 50 from last year’s 40.

The new additions include Outstanding Gospel Artist/Act, Outstanding Playwright, Outstanding Arts Educator, Outstanding Schools Effort for Primary schools, Outstanding Visual Artist (Three Dimensional), Outstanding Literary Work (Non Fiction), Outstanding Female Model and the Outstanding Club DJ award.

The general public is free to nominate their favorite artists or work of art. Entry forms can be submitted physically the Cultural office in Nguboyenja, Boom City Advertising offices or can be submitted online byoarts-awards.org

The awards aim to cement Bulawayo as the cultural hub, and celebrate outstanding performance and effort in the arts industry.

Below are the awards categories that you can nominate

Music Awards

1. Outstanding Kwaito | House | Gqom Artist | Act

2. Outstanding HipHop Artist | Act

3. Outstanding Gospel Artist | Act

4. Outstanding Alternative (Maskandi | Jazz | World) Music Artist | Act

5. Outstanding Tshibilika | Rhumba Artist | Act

6. Outstanding Accapela | Imbube Group | Act

7. Outstanding Music Video

8. Outstanding Female Artist

9. Outstanding Male Artist

10. Song of the Year

Dance Awards

11. Outstanding Contemporary Dance Ensemble

12. Outstanding Traditional Dance Ensemble

13. Outstanding Female Dancer

14. Outstanding Male Dancer

Theatre Awards

15. Outstanding Playwright

16. Outstanding Director

17. Outstanding Theatre Actress

18. Outstanding Theatre Actor

19. Outstanding Theatre Production

School Play Awards

20. Outstanding Arts Educator (Primary Schools)

21. Outstanding School Effort (Primary Schools)

22. Outstanding Arts Educator (High Schools)

23. Outstanding School Arts Effort (High Schools)

24. Outstanding Actor (High Schools)

25. Outstanding Actress (High Schools)

Visual Arts Awards

26. Outstanding Visual Artist (Two Dimensional)

27. Outstanding Visual Artist (Three Dimensional)

Media Awards

28. Outstanding Online Media

29. Outstanding Mainstream Media House

30. Outstanding Arts Journalist Across Board

31. Outstanding Arts Photographer

Film & Tv Awards

32. Outstanding Television Production | Program

33. Outstanding Film

34. Outstanding Film | TV Director

35. Outstanding Film | TV Actress

36. Outstanding Film | TV Actor

Spoken Word Awards

37. Outstanding Comedian

38. Outstanding Poet

Literary Works Awards

39. Outstanding Literary Work – Non fiction

40. Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Fashion & Lifetyle Awards

41. Outstanding Female Model

42. Outstanding Male Model

43. Outstanding Fashion Designer | House

Special Awards Awards

44. Outstanding Newcomer Across All Genres

45. Outstanding Ambassador based in RSA

46. Outstanding Ambassador – Rest of the World

47. Outstanding Arts Supporter

48. Life Achievement Award

DJ Awards

49. Outstanding Radio DJ

50. Outstanding Club DJ



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