ByBlacks.com People's Choice Awards

Vote for your favourite Black Canadian artist, business, or professional in ByBlacks.com first People's Choice Awards.

From Actors to Web Designers, you will decide which ones are the best from across Black Canada.

Our editorial team will also be voting for the Breakout Business of the year.

Nominations for each category opened December 17, 2018. 

See our guide below for nominating people in the Arts & Entertainment Categories. For Business categories, a business or professional should have been in operation for the 12 months of 2018.



Best Black Canadian actor in a stage or film production in 2018.

Artist of the year - Major Label

Best Black Canadian major label artist with new music in 2018.

Athlete of the year

Best Black Canadian athlete that has competed in their sport in 2018


Best Black Canadian author whose book was released in 2018


Best Black Canadian Blogger who has been blogging throughout 2018.


Best Black Canadian Comedian who has performed in Canada during 2018.

Dance Companies

Best Black Canadian Dance Company whose work has been performed in 2018


Best Black Canadian Dancer who has been performed in Canada during 2018

Disc Jockeys

Best Black Canadian DJ who has played at an event in Canada during 2018


Best Black Canadian made Film for 2018

Film Directors

Best Black Canadian Film Director whose film was screened at a Film Festival or released Theatrically.

Artist of the year - Independent

Best Black Canadian independent artist who released an album in 2018

Media - Radio Personality

Best Black Canadian Radio show host for 2018

Media - TV Personality

Best Black Canadian Anchor or TV show host for 2018


Best Black Canadian model who was featured in any fashion show for 2018


Best Black Canadian owned newspaper operating throughout 2018

Outdoor Festival

Best Black Canadian outdoor festival for 2018

Stage production

Best Black Canadian theatre or dance production for 2018

Poet/Spoken Word Artist

Best Black Canadian poet/spoken word artist that has performed in Canada during 2018

Theatre Companies

Best Black Canadian theatre company with a stage production in 2018

Visual Artist

Best Black Canadian visual artist with new work during 2018

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