Check Out The Event Timeline For The 2025 NAACP Image Awards 

BY Dora Abena Dzaka June 11, 2024 3:36 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook: @NAACP Image Awards 

The 56th NAACP Image Awards will be hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, on February 22, 2025.

Since 1992, the award ceremony has been hosted in the auditorium fifteen times. BET is set to also broadcast the event live.

Submissions for nominations will be accepted from Monday, August 26, and by Friday, Nov. 8, all entries must be entered via the NAACP Image Awards website. However, January 7, 2025, is the cut-off date for nominations.

The NAACP Image Awards took place on March 16, 2024, this year which saw Usher winning Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Male Artiste in addition to the President’s Award.

Victoria Monét and Chris Brown also took home numerous honours with the former taking home the Outstanding New Artist and Jaguar II album awards.

Three awards were given to Chris Brown; two were for Sensational, which included Davido & Lojay, and they were for Best Music Video/Visual Album and Outstanding Duo, group, or Collaboration.

Queen Latifah has hosted the show for the past two years taking over from the show’s previous, host Anthony Anderson.

The popular star of Blackish, served as the host of the awards show for eight years.

Ever since its establishment in 1967, the NAACP Image Awards have recognized and celebrated brilliance in the following fields: movies, literature, podcasts, recordings, television and streaming, and television.

According to a press release, the program is dedicated to “highlighting artists committed to these values and uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change.”

Here are the important times and deadlines for the 56th NAACP Image Awards: 

Monday, Aug. 26 – Submissions open

Friday, Oct. 11 – Early-bird submissions close

Friday, Nov. 8 – Submissions close

Monday, Dec. 2 – Nominating committee voting begins

Friday, Dec. 13 – Nominating committee voting ends

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2025 – Nomination announcement; public voting begins

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025 – 56th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena.