Gracie Awards Entries Now Being Accepted
September 4, 2008 at 7:39 AM (PT)
The FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN WOMEN IN RADIO AND TELEVISION has opened the competition for the 34th Annual GRACIE AWARDS. The awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as outstanding achievement by individuals. The entry deadline is JANUARY 5, 2009.
2008 AWRT National Chair MARY BENNETT said, "Because we continue to have one of the few pristine judging processes, The GRACIES serve as the pinnacle in recognition from colleagues around the globe. The GRACIES statue is upheld as a crowning achievement that recognizes excellence and brilliance among women in the industry."
AWRT President MARIA EFANTIS BRENNAN added, “The GRACIES symbolize the strength of women in media and distinguish those that have paved the way – not only for themselves, but for all women in our industry. The 2009 GRACIES will continue our history of honoring remarkable achievements while celebrating the accomplishments of women in all areas of electronic media."
To qualify for entry, programs must have aired for the first time between DECEMBER 1, 2007 and NOVEMBER 30, 2008. National Award winners will be honored at a gala in NEW YORK on JUNE 3, 2009, with local markets, public and student award winners honored at a luncheon the following day. Copies of the GRACIES Call for Entries can be obtained at www.awrt.org or through AWRT Headquarters at (703) 506-3290.