AGS honors journalists with Liddicoat Awards

The American Gem Society is again sponsoring the Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards for journalists reporting in three categories: jewelry industry/trade reporting, consumer reporting in national/multiple markets, and consumer reporting in a local market on topics such as the understanding of gemology, as well as the AGS ideals of ethics, education and consumer protection.

Each winner will be presented with a check for $1,500, etched crystal award, and a $1,000 donation to the Richard T. Liddicoat Scholarship Fund at the Gemological Institute of American in the name of the award recipient.

Entries must have been published or broadcast in English between Jan. 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004.

All entries must be postmarked no later then April 30.Entries should be submitted to:

American Gem Society
Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards
8881 W. Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89117

The awards will be presented at the Circle of Distinction Dinner at the Rainbow Room in New York City on July 27.

Richard T. Liddicoat, known as the Father of Modern Gemology, has received numerous accolades for his significant contributions to the jewelry industry. He was dedicated to informing the trade on the various industry advancements, news and developments until his passing in 2002. The Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Awards have been developed in his remembrance to honor journalists that have made exceptional contributions to the understanding of gemology, as well as AGS ideals.

For guidelines and an entry form go to www.ags.org log on the trade and media section and click on Journalism Award. For further information, email info@ags.org or call Jeannine Amendolara at 702-255-6500, ext. 1014.