Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announces the 40th Gracies Call for Entries

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January 7 Deadline to Nominate Individuals and Programming Created For, By and About Women

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has opened the call for entries for the 40th Annual Gracie Awards. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media.

The Gracies honor programming and individuals in all facets of radio, television, cable and digital media, including news, drama, comedy, documentary and sports. Winners will be selected in national, digital, local and public markets as well as among students.

Judging is based on content as it adheres to being for women, by women or about women, creativity in reflecting diversity in issues and journalistic approach and execution in production quality and professional care. Early Bird rates for entries end on December 5, 2014. The deadline for all nominations is January 7, 2015.

“Receiving a Gracie is more than receiving recognition for a job well done. It is a high distinction that embodies the excellence of work that is produced by, for and about women,” said AWMF Chair Kay Olin.

Each year the Gracie Awards attracts the best and brightest in all aspects of the media. Mindy Kaling, Christa Miller, Mariska Hargitay, Robin Roberts, Jane Fonda, ABC’s Scandal, HBO’s Veep, CBC’s I Am Malala, ABC’s Good Morning America, and NBC’s The Voice were among the winners of the 2014 Gracie Awards.

The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media.

The Gracie Awards will be hosted in Los Angeles, California at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Gracies for the local, public, online and student levels will be awarded at the Gracies Luncheon, hosted at the New York Hilton Hotel, June 22, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. recognize exemplary programming across a wide spectrum of media, national and local markets, and content areas.

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For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit

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 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 progra

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