ASIFA Now Accepting Winsor McCay Award Recommendations

ASIFA-Hollywood is now accepting recommendations for the 2009 Winsor McCay Award recipient. This honor may be awarded to a maximum of three individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, technical work, music, professional teaching, or for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation.

 An entry fee is not required to recommend a person for a Winsor McCay Award. However, the person submitting the application must be a member of ASIFA-Hollywood. Membership to ASIFA-Hollywood is $75, or $100 if the person lives outside the U.S. The deadline to submit Winsor McCay Award recommendations is Friday, September 18, 2009.

The popular toon org is also seeking individuals interested in serving on nomination committees for the 37th Annual Annie Awards. Nominating committees shall select the Annie Award production nominations and individual achievement nominees.

 Nomination judging is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Woodbury University, in Burbank, California.

Judges may also be required to do some additional judging on other days, as well as participate in pre-selection activities, via email, prior to the judging session(s).

Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 25, 2009. Individuals who are selected to serve on a nomination committee, shall receive a pair of complementary VIP tickets to the 37th Annual Annie Awards, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, California. For more info, visit