THE 2020 BARBADOS FLAME GOSPEL Awards & Nominees

AWARD CATEGORYNOMINEES
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEARJermyn Demetri
Destinee Hunte
Readyfusion
MOST IMPROVED ACT OF THE YEARACEM Choir
Intercession
Karen Proverbs
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Joel Brooks
Billboard Murrell
Jamel Newton
Russell Oliver
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Fully Persuaded- Karen Proverbs
Make Noise-Trinity Clarke
Memory Lane-Hoszia Hinds
No Hay Nada-Neesha Woodz
Runaway- Larix
Winner-Sherry Ann Maughan
PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEARAll Hail the King-written by John Yarde
Immanuel- written by Michelle Wiggins
Make Noise-written by Kareen Clarke
Mighty- written by Neesha Wooding
More of You-written by Angela Blackett
Praise your Name-Hoszia Hinds
CALYPSO OF THE YEARBefore we Pray-written by Billboard Murrell
Something Happening-written by David Hall (Popsicle)
The Ship- written by Russell Oliver (Richard Antonio)
The Voice-written by Paul Murrell (Billboard)
We Taking them Back-written by Glenda King
Who is man- written by Sean Carter (Apache)
REGGAE SONG OF THE YEARGive more love-Karen Proverbs
In the Morning-Larix
Memory Lane- Hoszia Hinds
Obstacles-Jermyn Demetri
Winner-Sherry Ann Maughan
BEST SCRIPTURE BASED SONG OF THE YEARFully Persuaded -written by Karen Proverbs
Make noise-written by Kareen Clarke and Trinity Clarke
My King written by Michelle Wiggins
No Hay Nada-written by Neesha Wooding
Winner written by Sherry Ann Maughan
ORIGINAL SONG OF THE YEARChampion- written by Kareen Clarke
Fully Persuaded-written by Karen Proverbs
My Behaviour-written by Ramon Husbands
My Everything-written by John Yarde
My King-written by Michelle Wiggins
No Hay Nada-written by Neesha Wooding
Runaway-written by Lynelle Caines
Winner-written by Sherry Ann Maughan
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEARTrinity Clarke
Sherry Ann Maughan
Allison Norville
Kristojay Paul
Karen Proverbs
Neesha Woodz
OVERSEAS ARTISTE OF THE YEARBlessed Messenger
Sean Daniel
Marc Isaacs
Samuel Medas
Prodigal Son
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEARJude Clarke
Hoszia Hinds
Sheldon Hope
Omari Oneil
John Yarde
DANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR New Dimensions Dance Ministries
Pearl’s Academy of Dance
Praise Academy of Dance
Readyfusion Dancers
Vessels of Honour
CALYPSONIAN OF THE YEARApache
Jude Clarke
Donella
Glenda King
Popsicle
Sammijane
SONGWRITER OF THE YEARLynelle Caines (Larix)
Kareen Clarke
Hoszia Hinds
Paul Murrell (Billboard)
Russell Oliver (Richard Antonio)
Karen Proverbs
GOSPEL BAND OF THE YEAR Excellency and Pure Fire Band
Kingdom Fuh Life Band
Promise
Soul Winners
RECORDING OF THE YEARFully Persuaded- Karen Proverbs
Glitch-Larix
My Life-Hoszia Hinds
CHOIR/CHORALE OF THE YEARACEM Choir
Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir
First Baptist Chorale
The Moravian Disciples
United Holy Church of America District Choir

2020 winners

CATERGORYNAME
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEARDestinee Hunte
MOST IMPROVEDKaren Proverbs
GOSPEL BANDExcellency and Pure Fire Band
PRODUCERRussell Oliver
BEST SCRIPTURE BASED SONGNo Hay Nada Written by Neesha Wooding
SONGWRITER OF THE YEARKareen Clarke
CALYPSODe Ship-Written by Russell Oliver
CALYPSONIANGlenda King
REGGAEObstacles-Jermyn Demitri
CHOIR/CHORALEFirst Baptist Chorale
DANCE PERFORMANCEPraise Academy of Dance
MUSIC VIDEONo Hay Nada-Neesha Woodz
PRAISE AND WORSHIPImmanuel-Michelle Wiggins
RECORDINGFully Persuaded-Karen Proverbs
MALE VOCALISTHoszia Hinds
FEMALE VOCALISTTrinity Clarke
OVERSEAS ARTISTE OF THE YEARBlessed Messenger
ARTISTE OF THE YEARTrinity Clarke
ORIGINAL SONGCHAMPION written by Kareen Clarke and Sung By Trinity Clarke

FLAME AWARDS CATEGORIES

  • Nominee Awards
  • Special Awards
  1. Male Vocalist Of The Year
  2. Female Vocalist Of The Year
  3. Choir/Chorale Of The Year
  4. Praise/Worship Leader Of The Year
  5. Best Scripture Based Song Of The Year
  6. Concert/Event Of The Year
  7. Recording Of The Year
  8. Gospel Band Of The Year
  9. Dance Group Of The Year
  10. Original Song Of The Year
  11. Most Improved Act Of The Year
  12. New Artiste Of The Year
  13. Dance Performance Of The Year ++
  14. Calypsonian Of The Year
  15. Calypso Of The Year
  16. Artiste Of The Year

THE LEGACY AWARD - DR. BOBBY JONES

THE CHAIRMAN'S AWARD - IAN ESTWICK

THE BARNABAS AWARD - ELOMBE MOTTLEY

THE AMICUS AWARD - JULIAN ROGERS

AWARDS SCHEME GUIDELINES

 

THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE FLAME AWARDS ARE TO:

  1. Reward Excellence in the performance of Christian artistes
  2. Encourage artistic excellence in effective Christian Ministry
  3. Stimulate the desire to be creative
  4. Encourage education and skill improvement of artiste development
  5. Reward winners tangibly with a symbol of excellence-(Flame Award)
  6. Show appreciation to artistes dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Christian arts (music, dance, mime and drama etc.)

 

PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT: 

November 15, 2018 – November 15, 2019

 

CRITERIA

When considering an artiste of the year award, excellence must be the watchword in all deliberations. The Flame Awards scheme should be viewed as meritorious and never seen to encourage mediocracy or favouritism.

In contrast, artistes who portray differing degrees of creativity must be applauded. Special attention should be paid to the basic mechanics of the arts.

Fundamentals such as presentation, rendition (diction, etc), ministry, skill, deportment and general professionalism are words that must be dominant in any discussion regarding any assessment of the Award scheme.

The main categories in which Artistes will be assessed are:

 

IMPACT

The artist or group deemed to have had the most impact by way of performance either on stage and/or recording. “One- off” excellent performance should not be used solely to determine instances of impact.

A minimum of three (3) live performances during a calendar year at this time would be enough to qualify for consideration.
Impressive impactful appearances at the National level are to be considered as scoring highly in this system.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCES

This is the best determining factor when considering nominations. Artistes must not only be heard but seen. The impact of artistes must be valued in the context of “ministry”. How does he/she use the stage in ministry to communicate his/her message? Effective presentation, rendition, deportment etc must score very highly therefore.

In the case of dance and drama groups, skill, movement and depth of message communicated must be taken into consideration. Live performances are successful when the message is effectively communicated to a receiving audience .


VENUE AND OCCASION

Any public performance of a national nature (includes a widely publicised event and not just localised “church” events). Events at popular venues such as the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, National Stadium, The Auditorium, FCH, Open-air events held in Independence Square, GPO Heroes Square etc and certain major events held in churches for the general public as opposed to events for localised audiences are recognised.

 

RECORDED AND/OR TELEVISION PERFORMANCE

Recorded (radio) or live performances (TV) are considered as very impactful on the national level. However, even though electronic recordings on radio or television cannot be ignored, they should not be used as the only measurement for excellence. Performances that communicate with live audiences should always be used as true indicators of excellence.

 

LIST OF DO’S AND DON’TS

  1. Do  not assess artistes according to perceived “anointing.” Deal with
    tangible components such as skill, creativity, stage craft etc.

    NOTE: The FLAME Awards scheme is merely to assess artistic skill and competence. We are not expected to play “God”.

  2. Do not assess artistes according to feelings and emotions only.

NOTE: As ministry is both natural and spiritual, assess the natural skill of artiste. Avoid as much as possible the use of Emotion or sentiment. For example, “because X won last year, it does not mean that X cannot win this year. Also it must be noted that even though artist X, traditionally, may be better than artiste Y, artiste Y may have excelled or had a greater impact in a given year than artiste X. It is in cases like these that fair judgment must prevail. As long as artiste Y has acquired the basic skill of excellence, they should have the extra edge.