GLAAD Calls for Interactive Ad Award Entries

Has your organization created an online ad that exhibits fairness, accuracy, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community? If so,The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation wants to know.

The group is looking for entries for its First GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising, to be held Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Ads must have run between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.

In May, GLAAD launched its Advertising Media Program, intended to monitor online ads to ensure advertising across all platforms portrays lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in a positive light.

A volunteer jury will also judge based on “boldness and originality…the impact of the ad; and the overall quality of the ad,” according to GLAAD. In addition to an interactive category, the awards include TV and outdoor campaigns aimed at both the mainstream and LGBT markets.

Visit www.glaad.org/advertisingsubmission for more info. Entries must be in by August 14.

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