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Entries for the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards CLOSING

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Entries for the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards CLOSING SOON!
Don’t miss out on seeing your production on the big screen!

MELBOURNE – Wednesday 28 May, 2008 - Entries will soon close for the 2008 Enhance TV ATOM awards – Australia and New Zealand's most prestigious awards for achievements in Film, Television, Animation and Multimedia. As such, the Australian Teachers of Media is encouraging anyone who has produced a short film, documentary, animation, electronic game, educational resource, television program or innovative new media work to make sure they don’t miss out on the opportunity to see their production on the big screen by entering this year’s ATOM awards before entries close on Tuesday 10 June, 2008.

“We are encouraging anyone who has created a product in the past twelve months that fits any of our thirty awards categories to make sure they enter their work in this year’s ATOM Awards. While winning an ATOM Award provides students and professionals alike with increased exposure and opportunities within the industry and their field, being recognised as a finalist also helps open lots of doors.”

“You really have to be in it, to benefit, so get your entries in before they close soon,” urged Amber Nelson, Event Manager, 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards.

Each year, the ATOM Awards is open to the education and industry sectors, students, production companies, independent filmmakers, educational bodies and educational producers.

The ATOM awards program not only offers ATOM Award nominees and winners high profile publicity, the recognition associated with being an ATOM participant also assists in opening doors for the promotion of their work…and can lead to new opportunities to excel at their craft.

Awards will be presented to the most outstanding entrants in over thirty categories at the 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards gala presentation, held in the Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre on Friday 24 October, 2008.

The judging panels for the 2008 Enhance TV ATOM Awards will include a number of film and multimedia industry specialists as well as a number of judges representing a ‘sample’ of the target audience in certain sections – for example teachers and children in the Best Children’s Television Series and Primary School categories. This year, a number of ‘celebrity judges’ - well known in their own field - are also being sought to create another important branch of the judging panel.

Entries for the 2008 Enhance TV ATOM Awards will close at 12pm AEST on Tuesday 10 June, 2008. For more information about the 2008 Enhance TV ATOM Awards please visit www.atomawards.org

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About the ATOM Awards

The ATOM Awards were established in 1982 by the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) - an independent, non-profit association promoting media education and screen literacy in primary, secondary and tertiary education and the broader community.

Each year, the ATOM Awards recognise excellence in over thirty categories of Film, Television, Animation and Multimedia and celebrate the very best of Australian and New Zealand production.

The 2008 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards are open to the education and industry sectors, students, production companies, independent filmmakers, educational bodies and educational producers in both countries.

Using the ATOM Awards, ATOM publications and ATOM Professional Development Victoria, ATOM is actively engaged in the promotion of Australian product into the education and industry market. As such, the ATOM Awards are unique in their incorporation of the educational market with the broader industry.

The combination of student and professional awards not only allows the ATOM Awards to provide all-important early career exposure and experience for emerging professionals, but also provides promotional opportunities for winners and finalists.

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