About the Best In Black Awards

The Best in Black Awards is a Dynamic Annual Survey/Popularity Contest/Public Opinion Poll and Awards Event/Celebration.

  • Online web-based public “ratings” of the “Best” black owned and black supported businesses across various sectors in the Memphis Metro area. 125,700 votes cast in 2013. 225,350 votes cast in 2014. 330,176 votes cast in 2015, and 585,250 in 2016.  We are expecting well over 700,000 votes to be cast this year.

Three day event including:

  • Conscious Film Screening and Community Discussion
  • VIP Pre-Show Party for Sponsors, Finalists and other special guests featuring a Memphis Music Showcase!
  • Awards show and entertainment announcing and presenting the BIB Award to the winners in the various category with special celebrity guest host and national performing artist. 

The first component of BIB begins with a region wide marketing campaign to create awareness and buzz about the event and drive traffic to the website to nominate and vote.

Online votes will be taken from July 10th through July 28th.  Winners are those that receive the most votes. The top 3 in each category are invited to awards event where the winners will be announced. 

August 26, 2017 we will host a high energy interactive and entertaining black tie awards event announcing and honoring the 2017 winners.

A special section in the August 31, 2017 edition of the New Tri-State Defender will highlight winners, sponsors and pictures from the awards event as well as on tsdmemphis.com. 


Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available call 901.523.1818

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