Call for nominations: 2020 SABC Crown Gospel Awards
Call for nominations: 2020 SABC Crown Gospel Awards

Call for nominations: 2020 SABC Crown Gospel Awards

The SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards are calling on artists to submit nominations ahead of the 13th edition of the event.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live via SABC 2 on 29 November.

Nomination forms can be downloaded below (attached in PDF) and sent to

The submission deadline is 31 September.

Who is eligible to enter?

  • The awards are open to all recording companies, artists, producers, engineers, composers and promoters who are citizens or permanent residents of South Africa. The category for Best of Africa Gospel is open to all companies and artists on the African continent.
  • Only works that have been released in the past 36 months and have not been nominated before for an SABC Crown Gospel Music Award will be accepted.
  • The Best Classic of All Time category entry should be a song that has been in existence for seven years or more.
  • International collaboration and productions are also encouraged to enter, provided they are predominantly by South African artists or producers.

Requirements for the Best Community Outreach category are as follows:

  • Supporting media articles (if available).
  • Three references.
  • Biography.
  • Visuals (DVD and pictures).

Entry fees and prizes

The entry fee for Best Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Song is R1 500. The winner in each of the two categories will get R10 000. Entry fees for all other categories are R1 200. The winner in each category will receive R5 000 and a trophy.

Entry fees will not be refunded for disqualified entries.

Below is the full list of categories:

  • Best Gospel Producer Album
  • Best Gospel Song
  • Best of Africa Gospel
  • Best Male Gospel Artist
  • Best Female Gospel Artist
  • Best A Capella (Solo/Group)
  • Best Choir Community Outreach by Artist/Group
  • Best Gospel Album
  • Best Gospel Jazz Song
  • Classic of All Time
  • Best DVD
  • Best R&B (Gospel/Group)
  • Best Rap Gospel Rap (Solo/Group)
  • Best Gospel Community Radio Show
  • Best Gospel Radio Show
  • Best Gospel TV Show
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Best Clap and Tap
  • Best Collaboration Gospel Song
  • Best Worship Song
  • Best Engineer
  • Best Gospel Artist
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Gospel Group
  • Best Traditional Gospel
  • Best Amazion (Solo/Group)
  • Best Gospel Music Video
  • Best Songwriter
  • Best iTende
  • Best Praise Song