The Show


Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards is recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.

Honorees, presenters, performers and social justice advocates continue to include many of the major celebrities in America as well as international political figures and dignitaries. There are 60 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, television, recording and literature. There are also several honorary awards including the Chairman’s Award, President’s Award, Vanguard Award, Entertainer of the Year, The Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the Image Awards Hall of Fame.


Tickets to attend the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, February 22, 2020, are now available through Ticketmaster. Please click the button below to review available seating in the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium.


Thank you for your interest in wanting to become a volunteer for the 51st NAACP Image Awards. At this time, we are at capacity and are no longer accepting applications. Please check back later in the year to participate for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards.