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Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Receives Multiple Honors

Two films on the making of laws – How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law and Presidential Signing Statements ­– have received 2009 Bronze Telly Awards in the education category. The films were developed by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC), a multimedia civics education program administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to educate the nation’s youth about the pillars of American democracy.

The Telly Awards honor high-quality local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, video and film productions, and Web materials. The Telly competition receives more than 13,000 entries each year from all over the world.

Both videos were also honored with 2009 Communicator Awards of Distinction for education videos from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVS). The videos were selected among approximately 7,000 entries by the IAVS judges.

In addition to educational videos, LAIC offers lesson plans and interactive diagrams on the role of the judiciary and foundations of the Constitution.