The Board of Governors of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters invites all members of the organization to nominate works for the 2020 awards. Judges will consider only work shown, published, or performed in 2019. Award categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Music Composition (Classical), Music Composition (Contemporary), Photography, Visual Arts, and Youth Literature. Members may nominate more than one individual in any category and self-nomination is allowed. Nominees should be living Mississippians (current residents or former ones with continuing, significant ties to the state). All nominations are subject to board approval, and nominations must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2020.