Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Seeks Nominations For Its Media and Animal Hero Awards and Entries for Its Poster and Digital Photography Contests

Apr 26, 2010, 11:35 ET from Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)

HERSHEY, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is asking for nominations for the 2010 Dr. A. Wayne Mountan Memorial Media Award and the Wodan Animal Hero Award. Each year, PVMA presents the Dr. A. Wayne Mountan Memorial Media Award to the Pennsylvania news media for excellence in communicating veterinary medical contributions in animal and public health to the public. Each award includes an engraved plaque and cash prize. Up to four awards may be presented each year.

Categories include newspapers, news stories, features, columns, editorials, magazines, articles, columns or editorials from company and employee publications, trade journals and general or special interest publications, broadcast, internet newspapers or blogs, features or regular programs. Entries must have been published or broadcast May 1, 2009–April 30, 2010.

The Wodan Animal Hero Award was created in 2001 to recognize the courageous and heroic acts of Pennsylvania animals in the preservation and protection of animal or human life. The award includes a commemorative plaque and a $200 donation in the animal's honor to an animal-related charity.

PVMA is also accepting entries for its poster and digital photography contests. In celebration of National Pet Week May 2-8, 2010, children in kindergarten–12th grade can submit a poster depicting the theme "Imagine the Pawsibilities: Vets Helping Pets Help People." Also, children in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate in our digital photography contest. Submit a digital photo depicting the theme "A Photo Shot of Love." PVMA will provide a $50 cash prize and a plaque for the winners from each grade for both contests.

Full information and rules are available at  All entries must be received no later than June 1, 2010, and should be sent to PVMA, 12 Briarcrest Square, Hershey, PA 17033 or emailed to Lori Raver at Winners will be announced in early July and awards will be presented during the Hall of Fame Dinner at the 4th Keystone Veterinary Conference on August 13, 2010, in Hershey, PA.

PVMA is the only statewide professional organization of over 2,200 veterinarians in the Commonwealth. The association, established in 1883, strives to advance animal welfare and human health while ensuring the vitality of the veterinary profession.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)