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Submit Your Entry for the 2016 Genesis Awards

For works aired or released in 2015

The Genesis Awards recognize outstanding individuals in the major news and entertainment media whose creativity and/or journalistic integrity have increased the public's understanding of animal protection issues. Awards are given to individuals from the television, film, print, online and music industries, as well to those producing more specialized works.

Deadline for Submission

Works are considered on a calendar year basis. Submissions are made by our members, the public, and the media industry itself. Entries are accepted throughout the year but must be submitted no later than Monday, December 21, 2015, unless special permission has been given.

Criteria for Qualification

  • Works must contain an animal-welfare or animal-protection issue.
  • Recipients must be members of the major media or arts community, producing works of general interest for the public.
  • Works produced by animal-protection groups whose primary focus is animal advocacy are not eligible.
  • Works must reach the widest possible audience. Films must have theatrical or television distribution (rather than just festival entries). Selections may be influenced by such factors as viewership, listenership, circulation, market share, and ratings.
  • Works must be printed, broadcast, or released during the nominating period to qualify; works must have been first made public during the 2014 calendar year. This criterion does not apply to special or classic categories.
  • Owing to the time required for proper evaluation, books are not eligible for Genesis Award consideration.
  • The specific works are judged solely on their own merits. A nominee's previous works or personal lifestyle are not taken into account for purposes of voting.
  • Submissions may be received throughout the year, but they must arrive no later than Dec. 19, 2014, unless by special request. Please call 323-937-0600 for more details.



You may also print and mail this form along with your submitted work (DVD/article/other) to the address below. Submitted work will not be returned.

The Humane Society of the United States
Genesis Awards Submission
8075 West Third Street
Suite #303
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-937-0600
Fax: 323-937-0611

Thank you for your interest in the Genesis Awards!

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