2014 Sentinel Awards Call for Entries

Hollywood, Health & Society has announced a call for entries for the 2014 Sentinel Awards to recognize TV shows and movies that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

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The awards, presented by HH&S, a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, honor exemplary achievements for storylines in the following categories: Drama, Comedy, Serial Drama, Climate Change, Reality/Talk/Documentary, Children’s Programming and Spanish-language.

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sentinel Awards are now in their 15th year, and over time have recognized topics in entertainment media ranging from substance abuse to mental illness to the public health impact of global warming. As the topics of health and health-care coverage continue to draw the national spotlight, and the movement to address climate change gains momentum internationally, the call for entries seems more timely than ever.

The 2014 winners will be selected through two rounds of judging. Subject matter experts from the CDC and other partner organizations will review entries for accuracy. Judges from entertainment and public health organizations will review finalists in each category for entertainment value and benefit to the viewing audience to determine the winners.

The deadline for all entries is May 30, 2014.