Here's how it all worked:
The awards were announced on November 16, 2020.
There was a public nomination process where our readers submitted nominations across several categories. Self-nominations were permitted. Nominations closed November 30, 2020.
ByBlacks took the top three nominees with the highest number of votes as finalists in each category.
Voting opened on December 16, 2020. Readers had up until midnight December 31, 2020 to vote, and were allowed to vote once per day.
Congratulations to all winners! This award means you are loved out there - you must be doing something right!
Community Arts Organization
Community Membership Organization
Director - Film
Hair Care Products
Social Media Influencer
Virtual Event 2020
Visual Artist 2020