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SAE International Announces Commercial Vehicle Media Awards

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 19, 2007 - SAE International’s inaugural Commercial Vehicle Excellence in Media Awards will grant five cash prizes to journalists, broadcasters and photographers covering the industry.

SAE International will award a grand prize of $500 and four runner-up prizes of $100 for the best entries in the categories of print articles, broadcasts, books and photographs about the commercial-vehicle industry. Commercial vehicles include trucks, farm equipment vehicles, public transportation vehicles and construction equipment vehicles. Nominated work must have appeared for the first time between Aug. 1, 2006, and July 31, 2007.

“Serving the commercial-vehicle industry is a very important aspect of SAE International’s global mission,” Herb Kaufman, SAE International’s Director of Commercial Vehicle Business and Chief Technology Officer, said. “We appreciate the significant role that media professionals play in covering this industry.

“It’s important that the public understands the vital role that commercial vehicles play in all our lives, and we rely on the media to help us deliver that message. The media plays a huge role in helping us educate the general public.”

The competition will be judged by an independent panel of respected journalism professors with newsroom experience. Final tabulations will be calculated by Stelmack Dobransky & Eannace, LLC, a certified public accounting firm.

The awards will be presented at the 2007 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Rosemont, Ill.

For complete award rules and entry information, visit

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