66th Annual Peabody Awards Call for Entries
ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Foster Peabody Awards' 66th annual search for excellence in electronic media has begun. More than 100,000 "Call for Entries" alerts have been mailed worldwide, supplemented by ads in media-industry publications. Original broadcast, cablecast and webcast programs presented in 2006 are eligible. The entry deadline is January 17, 2007. Entrants may apply online at: www.Peabody.Uga.Edu. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000320/PEABODY http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NEWCOMB) The Peabody Awards, established in 1940 and administered by UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are the oldest honor in television and radio. Today the Peabody recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. Winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards, which were emceed by news-satirist Jon Stewart at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, ranged from FX's bruising police drama "The Shield" to Comedy Central's irreverent "South Park" to CNN, NBC News and TV stations WWL in New Orleans and WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi, each for exceptional coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. International winners included "China: A Million Steps Ahead," produced by Madrid's TVE, and CBC Radio's "The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music." HBO, PBS and the BBC all won multiple awards. The Peabody Award, considered the most selective and prestigious honor for electronic media programming, is unique in that there are no categories for entry or nominations. Entries are judged by a 15-member Board that includes television critics, industry practitioners, scholars and experts in culture and fine arts. For further information regarding the Peabody Awards or to request an entry form, call (706) 542-3787, e-mail the Peabody office at email@example.com, or visit the Peabody web site at www.peabody.uga.edu. Contact: Noel W. Holston, (706) 542-8983, firstname.lastname@example.org
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