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Atlanta, GA (Septemeber 1, 2010) – The YGEA Awards announced that voting, showcase submissions, and auditions are currently open. Works for consideration can be submitted via e-mail to Submitted material must be clean, positive, and/or inspirational.

The 4th Annual YGEA Awards is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the historical MLK Jr. Auditorium at Morehouse College. Events scheduled for this weekend are: September 24, The Verdict Showcase and Pre-Party and September 25, Celebrity Gifting Suites, Black Carpet Red Tie Affair, Award Ceremony, and Official After-Party. The YGEA Awards will recognize independent artists, dancers, step teams, choirs, and other genres of entertainment as well as Business Owners and Community Leaders. Honorarium Awards will be given to individuals who have made an impact in the community, entertainment industry, and/or our youth lives.

“YGEA, pronounced ‘yega’ in Spanish means ‘to reach’; therefore, it is our mission to reach Young Adults by spreading inspiration in Hip Hop through all genres of entertainment” says Executive Producer, Silveree Benson. “There are too many negative influences and subliminal messages that are being spread through entertainment and it is our goal to set the standard to restore positive imagery back to the Entertainment and Hip Hop Culture. It is, also, our purpose to get young people involved and keep them actively engaged by empowering them with certain positions to oversee throughout the entire process of planning this weekend.” For a complete list of categories and nominees, access the website at

The YGEA Awards will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, September 14 at Justin’s Restaurant in Atlanta from 9 a.m. – 11 am. Then, will YGEA Awards announce Celebrity Presenters, Categories, and Entertainment. For press credentials, contact or call 678.266.0727.

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