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SPLC Nominated for Prestigious Education Awards

The Center was nominated today for the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Awards, presented by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) for several of its tolerance education products.

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) today honored the Center's tolerance education work, naming three of its products as finalists for Distinguished Achievement Awards.

The recognition is one of the highest honors in the field of educational publishing. Entries are first reviewed by screening judges, with a final judging panel then selecting up to four finalists per category. Judges are chosen from a national pool of educational publishing professionals, including writers, editors, designers, educators, curriculum specialists, product developers and marketing directors.

"Reaching the final four in the AEP Awards is no small feat," said Jennifer Holladay, interim director of the Center's tolerance education programs. "We are honored that our peers in educational publishing have recognized our contributions with these nominations."

The Center's 2004 nominees are:

  • 10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus, the Center's guidebook on dealing with hate crimes and bias incidents on college campuses, was honored in the special publication category;


  • "Mix It Up Hard to Swallow for Some," an article about the Center's Mix It Up at Lunch Day program, was nominated in the news story category, alongside articles from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; and


The Center has won several Distinguished Achievement Awards in the past for articles, editorials, design, publications and video-and-text kits, including the 2003 Distinguished Achievement Award for its video Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks.

In 1995, Teaching Tolerance magazine received AEP's top honor, the Golden Lamp Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism.