Steve Harvey will host the 2011 Ford Hoodie Awards with feature performances from Jill Scott and Kem. The artists are supporting the award show which rewards and highlights individuals that have made outstanding contributions to schools, churches, businesses, and community leaders. Harvey said, “In tough times and even in good times, it can be difficult for independent businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive, and these individuals continue to be beloved in their community for everything they do teaching the kids, inspiring their congregations, and enriching the neighborhood with their hard work and expert service.”

Honorees will receive acknowledgement for Best High School, Best High School Teacher, Best Church, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food, Best Barbecue, Best Fried Chicken, Best Car Wash/Detail Shop, Best Beauty Salon, Best Nail Salon, Best Barber Shop, and Best Community Leader.

Nominations open May 23, 2011 and run through June 8, 2011 and voting will run June 27 – July 13, with nominations and voting in one category per day.

Visit Hoodie Awards to cast your vote.