Win a Trip to Los Angeles; Entry Deadline for S.E.T. Awards Science, Engineering and Technology Video Pitch Contest Extended

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The deadline for submission has been extended to October 15th for the Entertainment Industries Council S.E.T. Awards Video Contest.

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Contestants, professional and amateur, over 13 years of age, are encouraged to be creative by pitching a television series that uses science, engineering and/or technology in everyday life.

Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) has extended the deadline to October 15, 2012 for the S.E.T Awards Video Contest, promoting interest in science, engineering, and technology. Contestants, professional and amateur, over 13 years of age, are encouraged to be creative by pitching a television series that uses science, engineering and/or technology in everyday life. Simply create a 3-5 minute video explanation of the show or a sample of the pilot show depicting science, engineering and/or technology in daily life, and you could win.

The winner of the contest will receive a trip for two to the ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA on November 15, 2012 and a guidance luncheon with an entertainment industry producer, writer, or executive. The videos will be available for viewing and voting until October 22, 2012.

In response to a decline in interest in the career fields of science, engineering, and technology, the Entertainment Industries Council created Ready on the S.E.T….Action! program to generate interest in these fields. EIC also created the S.E.T Awards to recognize productions that are uniquely entertaining, inspiring and working to renounce negative stereotype while in turn increasing American interest in science, engineering and technology.

“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 entertainment media and recognizing young people with outstanding ideas,” said Brian Dyak, president and CEO of EIC.

“We often overlook the amazing things these experts do,” said Rachel Wood, a recent graduate of George Mason University, who is also excited about the positive opportunities through this contest. “We need to start acknowledging these things instead of taking them for granted. This contest encourages us to examine our worlds closer and understand how science, engineering, and technology intersect.”

Through this contest, EIC hopes to spark the interest in the fields of science, engineering and technology. “Art and engineering are inherently bonded,” said Allison Collier a 17 year-old aspiring director who supports EIC’s initiative of passion and expression. “There is an artistic edge to engineering and an engineering edge to art.”

More information about EIC and the Ready on the S.E.T. and….Action! initiative may be found at http://www.eiconline/readyontheset.

For Contest Details and Submissions log on to http://setcontest.votridea.com/contests/eic-contest

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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