P&G Beauty Announces First-Ever P&G Beauty Awards

    Canadian actress Nia Vardalos to host inaugural awards ceremony in
    Toronto, recognizing top editorial and creative talent in the Canadian
    beauty and fashion industry

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - P&G Beauty announces the creation of the first-ever Canadian P&G Beauty Awards to acknowledge excellence and promote talent in the Canadian beauty, grooming and fashion industry. Specifically, the awards will recognize the exceptional editorial work that brings beauty, grooming and fashion news to Canadian readers as well as top make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers and models that bring these beauty and fashion stories to life.

Following a nation-wide call for entries in July 2009, over 200 submissions have been received across 12 categories with representation from many of Canada's leading publications, websites and blogs. The awards will be presented at an event hosted by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated Canadian screenwriter and actress Nia Vardalos. The high-style cocktail event will be held at The Carlu in Toronto on Thursday, October 29.

"The Canadian beauty and fashion industry owes a great deal to the talented editors, writers, photographers, models and artists who create exciting editorial content in Canada's magazines, newspapers, blogs and websites," says Danielle Bibas, P&G Beauty General Manager, Canada. "As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the industry, we're proud to shine a well-deserved spotlight on this talent with the first-ever P&G Beauty Awards in Canada."

To review the submissions, P&G Beauty selected an illustrious panel of influential Canadian beauty and fashion industry insiders who will judge the entries and identify winners from each of 12 categories:

    1.  Best Magazine Cover
    2.  Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine
    3.  Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper
    4.  Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine
    5.  Best Fashion Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper
    6.  Best Fashion or Beauty Blog
    7.  Best Male Grooming Feature
    8.  Best Fashion or Beauty Website
    9.  Best New Face
    10. Photographer of the Year
    11. Hair Stylist of the Year
    12. Make-up Artist of the Year

P&G Beauty is committed to supporting the Canadian beauty and fashion industry including nine consecutive seasons as exclusive beauty sponsor of Montreal Fashion Week and most recently as exclusive beauty sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival.

For additional details on the 2009 P&G Beauty Awards categories and submission criteria, please visit www.pgbeauty.ca/beautyawards.

About P&G Beauty & Grooming

P&G Beauty & Grooming products help make beauty dreams real for women worldwide and help men look, feel and be their best everyday. With more than 100 brands available in nearly 130 countries, P&G's beauty and grooming products delivered sales of nearly $28 billion in fiscal year 2007/08, making it one of the world's largest beauty and grooming companies. P&G Beauty & Grooming offers trusted brands with leading technology to meet the full complement of beauty and grooming needs, including Pantene Pro-V(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Secret(R), COVERGIRL(R), Aussie(R), Frederic Fekkai(R), Sebastian Professional(R), Herbal Essences(R), Koleston(R), Clairol Professional(R), Clairol Nice 'n Easy(R), Venus(R), Gillette(R), Old Spice(R), Wella Professionals(R), Braun(R) and a leading Prestige Fragrance division that spans from point of market entry consumers to high end luxury with global brands such as Hugo Boss(R), Lacoste(R), and Christina Aguilera(R). Please visit http://www.pg.ca for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G (NYSE: PG) and its brands.


For further information: For further information: Aaron Michiels, MS&L, (416) 847-1326, aaron.michiels@mslworldwide.com; Carrie Truman, P&G Beauty, (416) 730-4609, truman.cl@pg.com

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