Nappie Awards Virtual Ceremony Plans Announced

Like so many other large events and gatherings this year, the 2020 Nappie Awards ceremony at the Saenger Theatre has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, the party is still on, and the winners will be honored in a very special, one-of-a-kind and (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime virtual ceremony.

On Wednesday, August 5, the special Nappie Awards issue of Lagniappe will hit the streets but we will also be honoring our award winners all day long on right here on the Vote Nappies page.

The full schedule is as follows:

9 a.m. – ARTS
9:30 a.m. – CITY LIFE
10 a.m. – EATS AND DRINKS
11 a.m. – KIDS
1 p.m. – MEDIA
1:30 p.m. – MUSIC
2 p.m. – SHOPPING & SERVICES (Beauty, Health & Wellness categories)
3 p.m. – SHOPPING & SERVICES (Professional Services & Retail categories)
4 p.m. – POLITICOS
4:30 p.m. – NIGHTLIFE

From 5-7 p.m., Lagniappe invites all winners to the parking lot of Lagniappe World Headquarters (704 Government Street but the parking lot is around back on Conti, just east of Washington Avenue) to pick up their banners and certificates. We will have the red carpet rolled out so you can take photos with your awards and a contact-free way to pick them up. We ask that everyone who comes to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. For those who cannot attend, you can pick up your banner and certificate any time beginning August 6 during regular Lagniappe business hours, Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Though we hate we can’t throw down like we usually do, we congratulate all of this year’s winners. We received over 1.16 million votes in the finals alone, a Lagniappe record.

Thanks to all of our readers who voted and chose the 2020 winners!

We will post a montage of “acceptance speeches” beginning at 9 a.m. on August 5. These speeches will be organized by division, beginning with the Arts categories.