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The Esteem Awards is a 501c (3) organization; annual finalists are selected by a committee of past award winners along with input from the community. 

Since 2007,’s Esteem Awards has honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued support of African American and LGBTQ+ communities in entertainment, media, civil rights, business, and art.


2024 finalists will be celebrated at an in-person event on Saturday, July 6, at Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted in Chicago from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served 

With special performances by Spoken Word Artist Goddess Warrior The Poet 

Artist & Entrepreneur Storie Devereaux is our Mistress of Ceremonies. 

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Age Restriction

21 and older