Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announces 38th Annual Gracie Award


McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

With a strong commitment to recognizing the accomplishments of all markets of talent, as well as the next generation of media stars, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 local, online, public and student winners of the annual Gracie Awards. The winners will be recognized at an industry luncheon on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York in New York, NY.

National Gracie Award winners will be presented at a dazzling black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Click here to view the list of national winners that were announced yesterday.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, 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, news, features and other programs.

Each year, the Gracies attracts the best and brightest in radio, television, cable and new media. This years local, online public and student winners include: American Public Medias Education and Poverty Series, Marquette Universitys The Halo Project, iVillages Digital Publication, 50 Best-to-Worst States for Women, Classical KING FM 98.1 host Lisa Bergman, and KOMO-TVs What Are the Chances? (See accompanying pages for a complete list of winners.)

The power of these individuals and programs to both encourage and educate is truly inspiring, stated Kay Olin, AWMF Chair. We look forward to celebrating these incredible accomplishments and contributions to the media industry.

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, 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.

We are thrilled that the Gracies has become such an important industry event that this year we will celebrate the best media for, by and about women on both coasts, said AWMF President, Erin M. Fuller. The luncheon in New York is a special way to honor and recognize our local, online, public and student winners of the annual Gracies Awards.

For more details on the Gracies Awards Luncheon, go to the Gracies website – http://www.thegracies.org.

Supporting the Gracies is synonymous with supporting womens achievements in all facets of media and entertainment. Reserve your table and demonstrate your commitment to the AWM Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity. For more information, please contact AWM at (703) 506-3290.

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

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