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WQED MULTIMEDIA AND DOMINION ANNOUNCE OPENING OF
THE 2005 DOMINION VITA AWARDS NOMINATION PROCESS

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PITTSBURGH, PA – WQED Multimedia and Dominion are now taking nominations for the 2005 Dominion Volunteer in the Arts (VITA) Awards.

Now in its 17th year, the Dominion VITA Award was established in 1988 to recognize the efforts of countless volunteers of all ages who give of themselves to help keep arts and cultural programs in Western Pennsylvania alive and thriving.

Each year, VITA awardees are selected from hundreds of nominations received. The winners are honored on the WQED website, www.wqed.org, with on-air salutes on WQED tv13 and WQED fm89.3, and with a full-page ad in PITTSBURGH magazine.

The winning volunteer’s organization will receive a $1,000 grant in honor of its volunteer, and the Volunteer of the Year’s organization will be awarded an additional grant of $2,500, donated by the Dominion Foundation. WQED Multimedia and Dominion celebrate the volunteer honorees during a special luncheon in September, at which the Volunteer of the Year is announced.

To nominate a volunteer, go to www.wqed.org and fill out the nomination form online. To have a nomination form sent to you, call 412-622-1363. Nominations are due by March 15, 2005.

Funding for the grant comes from the Dominion Foundation, which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion companies.

Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers of energy, with a diversified and integrated energy portfolio that includes 28,100 megawatts of generation and 6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves. Dominion also serves 5 million retail energy customers in eight states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's web site at www.dom.com

WQED Multimedia provides educational, cultural and informational products and services that enhance and engage the community. It is the parent company of WQED tv13, WQEX – your America’s Store channel, WQED fm89.3, WQEJ fm89.7/Johnstown, a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH magazine, local and national television and radio productions, www.wqed.org and the WQED Education and Community Resource Center.

 

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