LOS ANGELES -- Sept. 8, 2000 -- The Ark Trust, Inc., a
national, non-profit animal-protection organization and presenter of the
annual Genesis Awards, is seeking positive animal-related songs for
submission in the Doris Day Music Award category.
Each year, The Ark Trust screens applicants for the
award which honors outstanding, animal-sensitive musical work. Last
year's Doris Day Music Award winner was Kingfish for "Sundown on the
Forest", a song dedicated to Julia Butterfly Hill who spent two years in
an ancient redwood tree 180-feet above ground in northern California in
order to prevent a timber company from cutting it down. After prolonged
negotiations and worldwide media attention, she succeeded in protecting
the environment and surrounding wildlife.
Past winners of the prestigious award include Sir Paul
McCartney ("Looking for Changes"), Megadeth ("Countdown to Extinction"),
David Crosby and Graham Nash ("To the Last Whale"), a Grateful Dead
music video ("We Can Run"), Michael Jackson for two music videos ("EarthSong"
and "Man in the Mirror") and the late John Denver, for his touching song
"You Say the Battle Is Over."
In a related musical note, Prince won a Special
Achievement Award last year for his liner notes on "Rave Un2 the Joy
Fantastic" in which he decries the suffering of sheep to produce wool
clothing. To the delight of the 1,100 audience members, he accepted the
award in person.
The submitted song must be of general interest to the
public and present animals in a positive light, or present issues
central to animal-protection advocacy. Songs must be aired or released
for the first time between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2000. Songs aired
or released prior to December 2000 must be received by Dec. 8, 2000.
Songs aired or released in December must be received by Dec. 29.
The Genesis Awards honors outstanding individuals in the
major news and entertainment industry who have spotlighted animal issues
in their works with courage, creativity and integrity. The Fourteenth
Annual Genesis Awards was hosted by Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and
David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier"). An edited version of the gala was aired
as a television special on Animal Planet in June, its 10th year on
The star-studded, taped-for-television Fifteenth Annual
Genesis Awards is scheduled at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly
Hills, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2001.
Submit your Doris Day Music Award entry on CD or tape
The Ark Trust
Genesis Awards Submissions
5551 Balboa Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316.
There is no entry fee.
For more information, call (818) 501-2275 or visit The Ark Trust Web
site at: www.arktrust.org
Public Information Manager
The Ark Trust, Inc.
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