Voting Begins for the S.E.T. Awards Video Contest Sponsored by the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)

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Winners of the contest will be awarded with a trip for two (2) to attend the S.E.T. Awards in Beverly Hills, California. In addition, winners will get an exclusive guidance meeting with a writer, producer or executive!

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The entries are now in and the voting has begun! Until October 22nd, the public will be able to cast their ballots for the winner, who will be flown to Beverly Hills, CA for the awards ceremony and a guidance meeting with a writer, producer, or executive.

The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) continues its search for talented young filmmakers through the S.E.T. Awards Video Contest. The contest urges those 13 and older to submit a pilot episode for their own television show idea featuring themes of science, engineering and technology (S.E.T.) in daily life. The entries are now in and the voting has begun! Until October 22nd, the public will be able to cast their ballots for the winner, who will be flown to Beverly Hills, CA for the awards ceremony and a guidance meeting with a writer, producer, or executive.

You may vote once per day by logging into the contest website and rating the entries. Voting can be done by visiting the EIC website or the voting homepage. EIC’s website is http://www.eiconline.org, and the voting homepage is http://setcontest.votridea.com/contests/eic-contest. To cast your ballot, sign up or sign in using a Votridea account, or through Facebook. The combination of your votes and those of our expert judges, selected by EIC, will determine the winning video(s). Each winning video will receive a trip for two (2) to the 2nd Annual S.E.T. Awards in Beverly Hills, California!

The S.E.T. Awards were developed by EIC to recognize television, film, music, comic book and mass media that inspires and encourages the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technologists through innovative ideas and storylines that accurately portray careers in science, engineering and technology, according to Brian Dyak, EIC President and CEO. “The program directly connects experts in these fields with media and entertainment representatives. We’re developing resources for writers, producers, directors, journalists, and so on, to reinforce accurate portrayals of engineers and scientists in the entertainment media space,” Dyak said.

EIC’s latest initiative, Ready on the S.E.T. …and Action!, is heavily involved in getting young people interested in science, engineering, and technology careers. EIC hopes this contest will be just the thing to get youths and young adults motivated. Each of these videos was created to promote enthusiasm for these critical fields of study. Take the time and vote today for your favorite video, and award this amazing opportunity to those bright young producers with an affinity for science, engineering and technology!

Voting Ends: October 22, 2012.

For more information about Entertainment Industries Council

EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power and influence of the industry to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment outreach and one of the premiere success stories in the field of entertainment education. EIC provides information resources for entertainment creators through innovative and time-proven services and methods of "encouraging the art of making a difference" from within the entertainment industry. EIC produces the simulcast national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of prevention, treatment and recovery from drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology.

EIC also addresses issues such as diabetes, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, foster care, women's health, firearm safety and injury prevention, sun safety and skin cancer prevention, human trafficking, terrorism and homeland security, eating disorders and obesity, seat belt use and traffic safety, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The organization has also launched an initiative to increase the public profile and interest in science, engineering and technology. EIC’s web site is http://www.eiconline.org. The PRISM Awards web site is http://www.prismawards.com.

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