2021 ACMA Award Nomination is Now Closed

Award recipients will be announced on or before November 25, 2021


The purpose of ACMA Media Awards is to recognize individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding leadership in creating awareness of the Asian American and Pacific Islander culture through Media Arts.


Lifetime Achievement Award (Television and Film)

Honoring an individual who has performed an outstanding service and accomplishment spanning a lifetime career in Television and Film.

Excellence in Media Award (Television, Film, Online and Print Media)

Honoring API individuals who have created a positive impact on the API community through their original media content. This may include Writers, Directors, Producers, Actors, Authors and Show Hosts.

Excellence in Journalism Award

Recognizing inspiring API individuals in the news media industry who have made a positive impact in our community by addressing challenging social justice, diversity and civil rights challenges that our API community face.

Excellence in Cultural Awareness Award

Honoring API individuals and organizations that have contributed to promoting the API community and culture through media programs and services.

Rising Media Star Award (Age 29 and below)

Presented to an individual who has achieved incredible accomplishments and exemplary leadership in Media, while still early in their career.

Excellence in Community Outreach Award – Honoring companies or individuals who have contributed to creating greater awareness and understanding about the API community and/or culture through community service and various outreach programs.

Humanitarian Award – Recognizing individuals who dedicate their time and efforts to creating a better world for underserved, underdeveloped communities.


Only complete nomination packages will be considered.

Nominations are confidential. Only the nominator and those who support the nomination will be notified of the nomination submission.

Questions? Email call 619-789-1811. Organizations or individuals are not limited in the number of nominations they may submit.

All nominations will be reviewed for completeness and for meeting the basic nomination criteria and eligibility requirements by ACMA Nomination Judging Committee.

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CLICK HERE to view list of ACMA’s Past Award Recipients