Gracie Awards Call for Entries Extended


The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has extended the call for entries for the 43rd annual Gracie Awards to Thursday, January 25 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

This is being done in response to a high volume of requests for extensions.

“Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate women for their exceptional work and contributions, especially in the media industry,” said Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair Sarah Foss.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets.

The AWMF will accept all entries submitted after the originally published deadline of January 18 through January 25 with an additional $50 late fee.

Entry details including pricing, updated categories can be viewed at

Award recipients in 2017 included Kelly Ford, Cheree Carter, Eleanor Beardsley and Jai McVay and Adell Coleman. Presenters and additional guests included Ellen K, Moll Anderson and Jillian Barberie.

Online/virtual judging will take place over a two-week period beginning the week of February 6. In-person judging will take place all day on March 3, and the morning of  March 4, in New York.

The application deadline for eligible judges of the Gracie Awards is January 26.

Qualified judges are chosen by the AWMF leadership after meeting specific published criteria.