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2020 GMS Music and Literary Awards Call for Entries
Winners Announced at the Platinum Awards Gala

Contact: Lisa Burkhardt Worley


February 11, 2020 – Dallas, TX – For the first time in its five-year history, the Global Media Summit (GMS) will be hosting the GMS Music Awards and the GMS Literary Awards at the GMS Summit April 22-24, 2020 located at the Marriott Courtyard Dallas Carrollton Conference Center, 1201 Raiford Road, Carrollton, TX 75007.

erica-lane-440The GMS Music Awards will kick off the Summit on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. Music artist finalists will perform in front of a media audience for GMS attendees and will be judged by established music professionals. There are three winner titles: “GMS Music Awards Artist of the Year,” “GMS Music Awards Songwriter of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year.” The “Artist of the Year” will have the honor of standing center stage at the Platinum Awards Gala where they will perform one song. The GMS Music Awards are led by Erica Lane, a twice Billboard charting recording artist, songwriter and voice coach who has been featured on almost a dozen film or television soundtracks. “The GMS Music Awards is a great opportunity for talented artists to perform and network with a media audience, opening doors to endless possibilities,” said Lane. Entry details can be found at: https://www.gmssummit.com/gms-music-awards/

Mary Hollingsworth

Mary Hollingsworth

The GMS Literary Awards are also on tap for this year’s GMS Summit. Writing categories include “Non-Fiction,” “Fiction,” “Auto-biography/Memoir,” “Devotional,” and “Bible Study.” This competition is overseen by Mary Hollingsworth, a Christian publishing veteran of thirty-six years. Hollingsworth is author of 130+ Christian books that have appeared on bestseller lists more than 100 times. She has served as managing editor for traditional publishing companies, such as Word Publishing, Thomas Nelson, Guideposts Books, and others. She currently serves as president and publisher of Creative Enterprises Studio-a premier publishing services group hosting 230 highly experienced freelancers who handle projects for major publishers. The winner of the GMS Literary Awards will be announced at the Platinum Awards Gala. More information can be found at: https://www.gmssummit.com/gms-literary-awards/

“We are thrilled that the GMS Summit is expanding through both the Music Awards and the Literary Awards,” said Tracey Mitchell, President of the Global Media Summit. “This year, we have something for everyone and I know media, music and literary professionals will not want to miss out on this great event.”

To register for the GMS Summit and/or the GMS Music Awards, you can go to www.gmssummit.org. The GMS Registration Package includes all Culinary Delight Meals, General Sessions, Media Seminars, Masters Classes, the Platinum Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Director’s Cut Movie, and Screening Rooms Viewing. The GMS Music Awards, the GMS Literary Awards and the Screening Room require an additional registration and payment online.

Benjamin Dane Vice President

Benjamin Dane
       Vice President

The Global Media Summit (GMS) is “A Christian Alliance Uniting Media Professionals Globally.” GMS has provided a platform for both male and female media professionals to be empowered by God to move forward in the secular and Christian media arenas. Suellen Roberts, Founder of Global Media Summit, along with the GMS Advisory Board, made up of Tracey Mitchell-President, Benjamin Dane-Vice President, Robert Higley, Paul Crouch Jr., Brenda Crouch, Renee Hornbuckle, Lisa Mouradian, Randy Weiss, Lisa Burkhardt Worley, Sharon Hill, and Harral Scott. GMS members and the International Partners plan to provide a premiere experience as people unite  together.  

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