The Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho had their annual Image Awards on April 4, 2014 in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose Room (MPR).
The Image Awards recognize individuals in the campus community and student body. The categories were best organization, most talented, best dressed, most attractive and most involved.
Everyone wore their best outfits and gave the event a real awards show feel. DJ AMH provided the intermission music and did a great job mixing older hip-hop bangers with the newest hits.
Unfortunately, the show was temporarily delayed because the awards did not reach the show on time. Regardless, the event went on. Niamah Black, who won the “best dressed” category, gave her feelings on this year’s Sigma Gamma Rho Image Awards show. “I thought it was okay. It was fun. It brought a lot of minorities out.” Black went on to say that the Image Awards show should continue. “I think it should be a bigger event, more diverse than just the black population.”
When asked if the voting was fair, Black commented, “To some extent, but it’s all fun at the end of the day.” Clearly the awards show made a positive impact on the campus, and Black agreed that the program could “boost people’s self-esteem and get more people interacting.”
The awards show also displayed talent selections that included a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, who played the violin on stage, and one of the most talented candidates danced for the audience.
An idea to improve the show’s content would be to allow short videos of the candidates’ talents before handing out awards. Additionally, more talent selections between awards would not only add quality to the show, but also draw a larger audience.
Regardless, this annual program will only get bigger and better in giving students a reason to come out and participate in recognizing minority students and their many talents. Thanks to Sigma Gamma Rho, this year’s Image Awards ceremony was a lot of fun.