Call for Nominations for 2019 MPAC Media Awards

Who/what inspired you this year?

December 21, 2018

Entertainment plays a critical role in improving perceptions, humanizing others' experiences, and shedding light on issues of social importance. Since 1991, our annual Media Awards gala has honored artists, actors, activists, and executives who use art and media to create authentic, nuanced portrayals of Islam and Muslims, promote inclusion and social justice, and inspire action.

Next year, we will celebrate our 28th Media Awards. We hope to make it a special one, but we need your input to identify creatives, executives, and projects worthy of this honor. Which movies, TV shows, books, music, ad campaigns, or other creative work inspired you in 2018?

Send your submissions for consideration to by Tuesday, January 15th with the subject “2019 Media Awards nominations.” Be sure to include the name of the project or artist and a link to the nominated material.

Media Awards honorees

Nomination Guidelines

Projects submitted for consideration must have had a release date between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, and:

  • Film: Must have been released in major markets (New York, Los Angeles or Chicago) or on a major digital platform (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc.)
  • Television: Must have aired on a national or cable network
  • Music: Must be a music artist or entertainer with an established career and fan base
  • Books: Must have been published by a recognizable publisher
  • Theater: Must have been staged in an equity theater
  • New Media: Must be original work produced on a new media platform (podcast, web series, etc.) 

Media Awards honorees

Thank you so much in advance for nominating the people and projects that inspired you this year! 

Sue Obeidi
Director, Hollywood Bureau

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