Judges Review Record Number of Gracie Award Entries

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Leaders from a variety of media organizations convened in Washington, DC, this weekend to participate in the judging of the 2013 Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). The record-number of media entries were reviewed during this weekend’s marathon judging session, hosted at the National Press Club.

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We are excited by the caliber of this year’s entries, and look forward to honoring the best and brightest for, by and about women on May 21 in Los Angeles and June 26 in New York.

Leaders from a variety of media organizations convened in Washington, DC, this weekend to participate in the judging of the 2013 Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). The judges participated in the peer review, deliberation and scoring necessary to select the 2013 Gracie Award winners. The record-number of media entries were reviewed during this weekend’s marathon judging session, hosted at the National Press Club.

The Gracies each year recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programs.

“From the record number of Gracies entries, to the hospitality of the National Press Club, to the dedication of our judges, this was a wonderful way to kick off the 2013 Gracies,” commented Kay Olin, AWMF Board Chair. “We are excited by the caliber of this year’s entries, and look forward to honoring the best and brightest for, by and about women on May 21 in Los Angeles and June 26 in New York.”

Winners will be announced in mid February. The Gracies Gala, which honors national winners, will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21, 2013. The recipients of the Gracie Awards for excellence in local, online, public and student markets will be honored on June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York.

The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alliance for Women in Media which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation supports several public service campaigns, including most recently a radio PSA campaign with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.

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