Thanks for a great contest in 2020. Northern Lights Contest information will be updated for 2021 toward the end of January.

Awards Ceremony

March 27, 2020 Update

We on the Northern Lights Committee hope that you find this among all the other emails that are flying in and out of your inbox.

With the additional work load and general chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to delay any Northern Lights ceremony that would have taken place this spring.

The good news is that your entries came in, and they are being judged. There is a contest. The trophies will be made, and you will be honored if you are a winner.

Later in the spring, and when everything has settled down, we will reassess, and determine whether to reschedule an event for later in the summer, or simply mail the trophies, and publish the names of those who win awards.

We extend appreciation to all of you who have entered the contest, and to those of you who spent time and expertise judging the North Carolina entries. Thank you, and be safe.

Northern Lights Awards ceremony shines a spotlight on our members' best and boldest work. Attend the event to see award-winning projects from around the state and find out who will receive this year's special achievement award(s). 

Event details

Date: June 17, 7pm
Location: Facebook Live

There is no cost to attend.

It Pays to Volunteer
Judges and Northern Lights Committee members will receive a discount code to input when registering to attend the event. If you are ready to sign up for the banquet but have not received your discount code, please contact

Award Presentations

In order to manage the length of the ceremony, only Northern Lights Award winners will be called up to receive their award during the presentation.

Silver Award, Bronze Award and Award of Merit recipients will be acknowledged during the presentation and may pick up their trophies at the conclusion of the ceremony.

All awardees will be given an opportunity to have their pictures taken with the president of the MAGC board.

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