Public nominations for BEFFTA UK Awards; the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the achievements of the known and unknown black and ethnic minority personalities within entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is now officially open to the public.

The second annual BEFFTA awards night is confirmed to take place in the Black History Month on 30th October at the prestigious Central Hall Westminster, The Great Hall. Meanwhile, BEFFTA Awards will debut in USA in February 2010 during the Black History Month. “The awards ceremony has been established to recognise and reward hard working individuals from Asian, African and Caribbean community who put in a lot in entertainment, film, fashion, television and art but don’t get much recognition”, Founder of BEFFTA Pauline Long explained

Even though the nominations are partially based on the public nominating, the final nomination list will be decided by BEFFTA members and revealed on 23rd August with the official press and nomination launch on 1st September. BEFFTA Members consists of a panel of twenty professionals from the world of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

This full red carpet glamorous event is set to be an amazing night with hardworking individuals from the industry celebrating their achievements in the heart of Europe’s busiest city, London.

Meanwhile this year’ celebration has included a competition for designers within black and ethnic minority communities. The competition called BEFFTA DESIGNERS PRIZE which is sponsored by international celebrity hairstylist Verona white will see the best designer walk away with cash prize on the 30th October. Designers will include, shoe designers, clothes designers, handbags and accessories designers and more.

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