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Platinum Pias Community and Education Awards for Artists, Educators and Residents of NYC

Every awards show needs judges and ours has five wonderful ones. Here are this year's judges for the Platinum Pias Awards:

Alina Bloomgarden:
A producer known for being a founder along with Wynton Marsalis of "Jazz at Lincoln Center." She is currently working on "Music on the Inside - Seasoned Musicians Mentoring Incarcerated Youth."

Ali Baynes:
An actress known for her work with the Magic Neighbors Theater Company as well as being the editor of the Platinum Pia award winning "Manhattan Kids Guide."

Al Nazemian:
A Platinum Pia award winning actor and producer, known for "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Teknolust" and "Love." He also has been a presenter at two Pias ceremonies.

Dr. M. Yolanda Eng:
A medical doctor known for being a popular pediatrician in the Inwood/Washington Heights area of Manhattan. Dr. Eng was a Platinum Pias judge for the 2011, 2nd Annual Pias as well as a presenter.

Justin Giordano:
A business professor and musician, known for being an expert in law and public policy as well as teacher at State University of New York: Empire State and John Jay College. Professor Giordano just released a music album entitled "Justin A.G. No Escape."

Date Announced

It's now official, the 6th Annual Platinum Pias Community and Education Awards will be on March 21, 2016 at DCTV Community Media Center in New York, NY.

A special feature of this next awards is the world premiere of the short documentary work-in-progress "Celebrity Entrepreneurship: Youth Empowerment."

Celebs already filmed include John Amos (the father on the TV show "Good Times"), Victoria Price (daughter of horror icon Vincent Price who is the voice of Michael Jackson's "Thriller”), Gary Sohmers (of PBS's "Antiques Road Show") as well as Julie Newmar (the original Catwoman of the “Batman” TV series) plus more.

If you live and work in any of the five boroughs of New York City you could be submitted to win a Pia. Or maybe you know someone who you think is deserving, then submit him or her.

Here is the press release that gives you submission info:

http://platinumpias.com/pressreleases/index.html

Platinum Pia Awards being given include:

1. The "Community Center Pia" for outstanding work building communication and making a difference with a community center, presented by Alina Bloomgarden.

2. The "Citizen Pia" for outstanding work building communication and making a difference as a citizen, presented by Alison Stamas.

3. The "Artist Pia" for outstanding work building communication and making a difference as an artist, presented by Al Nazemian.

4. The "School Pia" for outstanding work building communication and making a difference at a school; including by students, teachers, principals or after school programs, presented by Dr. M. Yolanda Eng.

5. The "Entrepreneur Pia" for outstanding work building communication and making a difference as an entrepreneur in the community, presented by Justin Giordano.

 

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