The Atlanta RICE Awards Kicks Off Its Fifth Season Announces Nominees & Celebrity Participants

By: The RICE Awards
The RICE Awards 2015
The RICE Awards 2015
Aug. 12, 2015 - PRLog -- On Monday August 3, 2015 the Rising in Community Excellence Awards (RICE Awards) released the official nominee list for the 2015 season. The RICE Awards was created five years ago by C. Chandon Carter; Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Certified Relationship Expert, and Media Personality. In 2011, Carter created The Rising Star Award, which was given out annually at The Gospel Choice Awards of Atlanta. In 2013 Carter to created his award show as a stand alone celebration.

This award, now known as The RICE Awards is a celebration of those individuals who work tirelessly to improve lives throughout greater Atlanta. The Rising in Community Excellence Award is given to individuals who demonstrate keen awareness about community needs and step into the fray, lending a hand and making things better. These citizens have created organizations that serve metro Atlanta.

RICE Award nominees are innovative and charitable visionaries who recognize the importance of their presence and contribution to the greater Atlanta community and beyond. Nominees were selected by a panel of industry professionals, community leaders and everyday citizens. Each category is about a community leader who has used their position to develop or implement programs that have changed the face of our communities and helped people in innumerable ways. The Carter Unlimited mission for The RICE Awards is simple. "We honor the unsung heroes of our community." These are categories in the following industries, for a complete list of the nominees please visit

The 2015 NOMINEE Categories

•Beauty & Fashion • Entertainment • Non-Profit • Civil Servant • Business• Media • Music & The Arts

• Health & Wellness • The Founders Rising Star Award • Education

The Honorees are special because they have proven to be consistent  trailblazers and visionaries in their areas:


•The TORCH Award • The Youth Achievement Award • The Leadership Award • The Lifetime Achievement Award • The Milestone Award

We have special performances by award winning gospel artist Micah Stampley, Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, Beth Spangler, Universal Recording Artist MYKO, Recording Artist Jon Mero, and Master Violinist Angelic.

Presenting will be Comedian Rodney Perry, Christina Johnson of  VH1’s Atlanta Exes, Olympian and World Champion Hazel Clark, Pastor Kimberly Jones Pothier of  Oxygen’s Preachers of Atlanta, Atty. Mawuli Davis, Robin Dyke of  Bravo’s Mother Funders and More.

There are many ways you can contribute to the Rice Awards. If your company would like to sponsor any of Honoree awards please email us at To attend the award show, please join us Thursday September 17, 2015 6pm-10pm at Spring Hall at Global Forum in Atlanta. VIP Tickets are now available on the website. For Press Interviews or Media Credentials contact Ronnika Ann  For social media updates follow @TheRiceAward  on Twitter and Facebook #‎TheRiceAwards2015‬ (‪ #‎GiveBack‬ (‪  #‎Community‬ ( ‪#‎Atlanta‬ (

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