Nominations

Help us tell the story of Mississippi’s creative legacy.

Do you know a Mississippi legend that deserves to be honored in the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Walk of Fame? Let us know. THE MAX is proud to honor accomplished Mississippians in every area of the arts: music, dance, drama, visual arts, literature and more.

Each year, THE MAX reviews nominations and accepts new honorees to feature in our Walk of Fame.

To submit your nomination, fill out our nomination form below. New honorees are selected and announced publicly.

    • Criteria for THE MAX WoF Star: Along with having made significant and noticeable contributions to the field of arts and entertainment, to be considered for induction in WoF an individual/group must: 1) Have solid connection to state of Mississippi, either by birthright, moving to state at an early age, or living in Mississippi for significant portion of career 2) Unlike HoF, longevity of career can warrant consideration 3) Nominee must guarantee to be present at unveiling ceremony (at nominee’s or sponsor’s expense) at THE MAX site in Meridian or neutral site within state where nominee might be appearing if selected at date and time mutually agreed upon by nominee and THE MAX WoF Committee.
    • An induction ceremony must be scheduled within two years of the selection date or the nomination must be re-submitted.  Unveiling ceremonies are public events.  Honorees recognize that, as such, footage and photos of the event are in the public realm.
    • When nominating an individual or group, in addition to this nomination form, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio (including pertinent Mississippi connection) and the nominee’s qualifications.  Applications can be submitted by anyone including a fan as long as the nominee or his/her management/agent is in agreement with the nomination.  If there is no letter of agreement included from the nominee or his/her representative, the application will be rejected.
    • It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the THE MAX Walk of Fame is $3,500 (not inclusive of a reception ceremony) and fee will be due eight weeks prior to the unveiling ceremony. This fee is used to pay for the production, shipping and installation of the star and one (1) replica “take home” plaque as well as maintenance of the WoF. The sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for payment of the $3,500 star installation fee to THE MAX, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.
    • Nominations not selected by the THE MAX Walk of Fame Committee will be notified and the decision of the Walk of Fame Committee will be final.
    • Any proposed promotional activities in conjunction with the THE MAX Walk of Fame ceremonies must be expressly approved by the THE MAX.
    • The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Walk of Fame Committee will determine all ceremony times, locations and number of inductees.  The procedure, rules and star unveilings are all subject to change.  Visit www.msarts.org for current information.
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    Please upload a biography of the nominee including pertinent Mississippi connection and the nominee’s qualifications .
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