AGS names Liddicoat journalism award winners

The American Gem Society has announced the winners for the 2006 AGS Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards. The RTL awards were developed in memory of Richard T. Liddicoat to honor journalists who have made exceptional contributions to the understanding of gemology, as well as to the AGS ideals of ethics, education, and consumer protection.

The award recipients are as follows: Consumer National Reporting — “Green Dreams” written by Cynthia Zarin of The New Yorker; Consumer Regional Reporting — “Essential Elements” written by Carole Schrock of The Star Newspapers; and Industry/Trade Reporting — “A Review of the Political & Economic Forces Shaping Today’s Diamond Industry” written by Russell Shor of Gems & Gemology.

The Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards will be presented at the American Gem Society Circle of Distinction Dinner on Tuesday at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center. Each recipient will receive a check for $1,500 and a crystal plaque; also, the Society will donate $1,000 to the Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship Fund at the Gemological Institute of America in the name of each winner.