WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), has opened the call for entries for the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards Gala, June 6, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel and Gracie Awards Luncheon, June 27, 2017 in New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street.
"The Gracie Awards recognize the best and the brightest in all aspects of the media industry, in front of and behind the camera, and have for more than 40 years," said Kristen Welch, AWMF chair. "Individuals who are pioneers in content and program creation highlighting diversity in issues and journalistic approach are given the spotlight, truly reflecting Gracie Allen, the namesake of the Gracie Awards."
2016 Gracies highlights include honoring the original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Andra Day performing "Rise Up," and award winners including Mindy Kaling and the cast of The Mindy Project, Allison Janney, Aunjanue Ellis, Jenna Weiss-Berman, Beverly Bond, Kathie Lee Gifford and Yara Shahidi. Vicangelo Bulluck, a seasoned veteran in awards production as well as the Executive Producer of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, produced the 2016 Gracie Awards and will return to produce the Gracie Awards Gala in 2017.
The 2017 Gracie entry eligibility period has been updated to December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Early Bird rates for entries end on December 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern. The deadline for all entries is January 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Entry details including pricing, updated categories can be viewed at allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/call-for-entries/.
About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and inspires women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1951 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: In 1960, the Alliance for Women in Media became the first professional broadcasting organization to establish an educational 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 Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a gala that honors exemplary programming created by, for or about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. For the latest Gracies news, follow The Gracies on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit www.allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.
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