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Transparent Gem Inc. in partnership with MVP Management will host its first annual Rising Icon Awards & Gala in  2023 to celebrate creatives in the independent arts industry.

Nominations open NOW. 


  • Literary Influencer Award  ( Author of the Year) 

  • Rhythmic Orator Award (Poet of the Year) 

  • Gem Dropper Award (Speaker of the Year) 

  • Mic Snatcher Award (Podcaster of the Year) 

  • Culture Keeper Award (Social Activist/Influencer of the Year) 

  • The Shine Award (outstanding Diamond Writer who has been consistent in membership, contribution, promotion of the brand, support of her fellow Diamonds, demonstrated growth, resilience, etc) 

  • Optic Expressions Award (Photographer of the Year) 

  • Moment Capturer Award (Videographer Award)

  • Imagination of Words Awards (Children's Book Author)

  • Riffs and Runs Award (Female Vocalist of the Year)

  • Riffs and Runs Award (Male Vocalist of the Year) 

  • All Praise Award (Gospel Artist of the Year)

  • Rhythm & Rhyme Award (Lyricist/Hip Hop Artist of the Year)

  • Ears to the Street Award (Radio Host/Radio Station of the Year)

  • Trendsetter Award (Style/Fashion Icon of the Year)

  • Let The Beat Drop Award (Music Producer of the Year)

  • Curtain Call Award (Playwright/Screenplay of the Year)

  • Shooting Star Award- (child who is making a difference as an entrepreneur, influencer, author, etc.)

  • Repertoire of Movement Award ( Dancer/Choreographer of the Year)

  • Gifted Hands Award (Visual artist-painter, sculpture, illustrator, etc)

  • Mix and Scratch Award (DJ of the Year)

  • Music Is Life Award (Musician of the Year)


Nominee Submission

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