Whose ‘Voices of Courage & Conscience’ inspired you this year?

January 8, 2018

Since 1991, MPAC’s annual “Voices of Courage & Conscience” Media Awards Gala has honored artists, activists and executives who use art and media to create authentic, nuanced portrayals of Islam and Muslims, and promote diversity and social justice.

This spring, we will celebrate our 28th Annual Media Awards. We need your input to identify creatives, executives or projects worthy of this honor. Submissions for consideration should be sent to hollywood@mpac.org by Monday, January 22nd with the subject line “Media Awards 2018.” Be sure to include the name of the project or artist and a link to the nominated material.

Projects submitted for consideration must have had a release date between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, and:

  • Film: Must have played in major markets (New York, Los Angeles or Chicago)
  • 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.)

Past Media Awards recipients include:

  • HBO’s The Night Of
  • Hasan Minhaj, Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show
  • Oscar winning documentary The White Helmets
  • Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
  • The Amplifier Foundation’s post-election We The People poster campaign
  • Warner Brothers and Section Eight Productions for Syriana

Thank you in advance for sending us your nominees that inspired you!




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