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LEADER

2019 -  BE Modern Man of Distinction - Black Enterprise

2019 - Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

2018 - Leadership Character Awards "Inspiritor" Finalist - Turknett Leadership Group

2018 - Top 100 Transformational Leaders - The John Maxwell Team

2018 - Who's Who in Black Atlanta 18th Edition - Real Times Media


2017 - Entrepreneur of the Month (August) - VoyageATL

2017 - Who's Who In Black Atlanta 17th Edition - Real Times Media

2016 - Author of the Month (September) - KinderCare Learning Center

2016 - International Trailblazer Entertainment Award - Jaby, Inc.

2016 - Who's Who In Black Atlanta 16th Edition - Real Times Media


2015 - Feature Filmmaker of the Month (October) - Faith Flix

2014 - Entrepreneur of the Week (July) - Black Enterprise Magazine


2013 - Author of the Month (November) - ABC Learning Academy

2011 - Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals - Cambridge Who's Who


2010 - Georgia Author of the Year Award Honoree - Georgia Writers Association



BUSINESS  ​


2018 - Atlanta's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Nat. Assoc. for Business Resources


​2018 - Best of Business Services - Clarkston Awards Program


2017 - Atlanta's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Nat. Assoc. for Business Resources


2017 - Exemplary Service Award - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia


2017 - Best of Business Services - Clarkston Awards Program


2016 - Atlanta's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Nat. Assoc. for Business Resources


2016 - Best of Business Services - Clarkston Awards Program


2015 - Feature Entrepreneur/Filmmaker of the Month - Faith Flix 

2015 - Regional Business Awards Nominee - Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Award


2015 - Atlanta's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - Nat. Assoc. for Business Resources


2014 - Entertainment Industry Award - Georgia Minority Business Awards


2013 - Customer Service Excellence - Better Business Bureau Torch Award

2012 - Top 300 Small Businesses in the South - Business Leader Awards



​COMMUNITY SERVICE

2019 - President's Lifetime Achievement Award - Points of Light


2019 - Humanitarian in Leadership Award - Global International Alliance


2018 - Distinguished Service Award - SCORE North Metro Atlanta


2018 - Volunteer Spotlight (September) - SCORE National


2018 - President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) - Points of Light


2018 - Excellence in Community Service - Communitas Award


2017 - ​President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) - Points of Light


2017 - MLK Drum Major for Service Award - Corp. for National & Community Service

2016 - President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) - Points of Light


2016 - Lifestyle Change Award - American Heart Association


2016 - SCORE - Gwinnett Chamber Nonprofit of the Month (Team Award)

2015 - Champion of the Week - DeKalb Champion Newspaper

2015 - President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) - Points of Light

2015 - Community Service Leader - E3 Spirit of Excellence Award


2014 - Community Outreach Award - U.S. Attorney's Office (Northern District of GA)

2014 - Leadership in Community Service - Communitas Award


​2014 - President's Volunteer Service Award (Silver) - Points of Light


2010 - Valuable Volunteer Service Award - Giver of Life Educational Institute, Inc. 


2006 - Unseen Supporter - The Way, The Truth & The Life Christian Center, Inc.

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FILM | TELEVISION


2018 - Film Festivals: Released: When Does the Sentence End? (6)

  • Humanitarian Award: Honorable Mention - IndieFEST Film Awards
  • Best Overall Documentary Feature Winner - Longleaf Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Feature Winner - Global Film Festival Awards 
  • Award of Merit Winner - The IndieFEST Film Awards
  • Award of Merit Winner: Special Mention - The IMPACT DOCS Awards
  • Award of Merit Winner: Special Mention - Global Shorts Film Awards 


2018 - Best New Filmmaker: Peachtree International Film Festival

  • Producer/Director/Editor - Shanalyna Palmer  
  • Director of Photography/Sound Mixer/Trailer Creator - Forrest Tuff


2017 - Aurora Awards - Gold Award Winner, Released: Documentary


2017 - Film Festivals: Released: When Does the Sentence End (4)

  • Best Documentary Short Winner - Top Indie Film Awards
  • Best Overall Message Winner - Top Indie Film Awards
  • Best Editor Nominee - Top Indie Film Awards
  • Silver Award Winner - Spotlight Short Film Awards​


2016 - Hermes Creative Awards (2)

  • Platinum Award "Confidence"
  • Honorable Mention "Miss Winn's Garden Trailer"


2016 - Bronze Award Winner (The Social Hitman_DP) - Spotlight Film Awards


2015 - Bronze Award Winner (Confidence) - Kingdomwood International Film Festival


2014 - Distinction Award (Jackpot) - Videographer "Clapboard" Awards

2011 - Best Faith-Based Music/Creative Arts Program (Giver of Life) - AIB Allen Awards


2011 - Videographer Awards: (3)

  • Actor Demo Reel (Excellence Award)
  • Tuff TV Show (Excellence Award)
  • Performing Arts in TV (Distinction Award)​​​​​​​ 


2008 - TV & Audio Production Specialist - The Way, The Truth & The Life Christian Center


2007 - People TV Producer Awards: (3) 
Mas and More Entertainment (Co-Producer/Editor)

  • Entertainment Program of the Year
  • Best Overall Production Value (Editor)
  • ​Best Producer of the Year (Co-Producer)​



MARKETING | BRANDING

2017 - Videographer Awards: "Imagine" Commercial

​2016 - American Business Awards: (4) 

  • Silver Stevie Award - One Vision Productions Marketing Video​
  • Silver Stevie Award - McDonalds Corporate Commercial
  • Bronze Stevie Award - Nonprofit Commercial
  • Bronze Stevie Award - Western Union Corporate Marketing Video​


2015 - Hermes Creative Awards: (3)

  • Woodruff Arts Center Marketing Video (Platinum)
  • New Hope Team Sports Highlights (Gold Award)
  • E3 Magazine Commercial (Honorable Mention)​​​


2014 - Telly Awards: (3)

  • Holidays at the Woodruff Video (Bronze)
  • Woodruff Arts Strategic Plan Video (Silver)​
  • Woodruff Salutes Commercial (Silver)


2013 - Marcom Creative Awards: (2)

  • Woodruff Salutes Graphic Design Package (Platinum Award)​
  • Woodruff Arts Strategic Plan Video (Gold Award)​​



TOASTMASTERS | SPEAKING


​2019

03/01: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

02/17: 1st Place - Humorous Speech Annual Area Contest

02/08: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

02/01: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters


2018 
12/04: Advanced Communicator Bronze Award (ACB)*
11/30: 1st Place - Humorous Speech Annual Club Contest
11/16: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

10/26: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
09/21: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
09/14: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
08/10: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
07/13: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
06/22: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
06/15: Triple Crown Prestigious Pin Award (TCP)*
05/18: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
04/20: Advanced Leader Bronze Education Award (ALB)*
04/20: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
​04/16: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
03/30: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
03/11: Competent Leader Education Award (CL)*
02/16: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

2017
12/29: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
12/22: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

11/17: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters

11/10: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
09/30: Competent Communicator Education Award (CC)*
09/29: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
09/22: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
09/15: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
08/25: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
08/04: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
07/14: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
06/30: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
06/16: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
05/12: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
04/28: Best Evaluator - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
04/21: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
04/14: Best Speaker - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
03/24: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
03/10: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
02/24: Best Speaker - Gwinnett Tucker Toastmasters
02/17: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
02/04: 2nd Place - Table Topics Annual Area Competition
02/10: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters
01/20: Best Speaker - Gwinnett Tucker Toastmasters
01/13: Best Impromptu - Gwinnett - Tucker Toastmasters
01/07: 1st Place - Table Topics Annual Club Competition​​​​

“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.” ― Arnold Palmer