NAMIC Accepting Entries For 2013 Vision Awards

Diversity-Themed Awards To Honor Content In 21 Categories

 The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is now accepting entries for the 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards, which honors diversity in television and on digital platforms.

The organization is accepting nominations in 21 categories, including best  Animation, Children’s, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Foreign Language, Lifestyle, News/Informational, Original Movie or Special, and Reality programming, according to the organization.  In addition, a new 2013 Members’ Favorite Award will give NAMIC members the opportunity to recognize an on-air host or personality in two categories – Entertainment and News/Informational.

Deadlines for entries—which includes programming aired from Nov. 1 2011 to Nov. 10, 2012 -- is Jan. 9, according to NAMIC. Nominations will be announced in April.

“The NAMIC Vision Awards continues to be the premier competition that showcases the increasingly diverse content that depicts the depth, breadth and spirit of people of color on television and digital platforms,” said NAMIC president and CEO, Nicol Turner-Lee in a statement.  “As multi-ethnic content offerings have grown, we have added new categories in the 2013 competition to reflect this burgeoning market.”