FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2017 RE: AUSTIN BIRTH AWARDS Announcing the 4th Annual Austin Birth Awards! The 2017 Austin Birth Awards recognize the birth professionals who are going above and beyond to provide quality care for the women of Austin. With 59 incredible awards categories, including Best Birth Center, Best Hospital to Deliver Your Baby, Best Lactation Consultant, Best Nutritionist, Best Childbirth Prep Class, Best Birth Doula, Best Infant Consignment Store, Best Prenatal Photographer and much more, nominations open August 1st and end August 15th. Nearly 2,000 nominations were submitted last year by local families who have personally experienced amazing service with pregnancy, birth-related, and postpartum service providers – and we hope for even more this year! The top 4 nominees in each category will be our finalists for the Birth Awards, whose voting period will open September 4th date through September 18th. Winners will be announced on September 29th. All winners, finalists, and nominees will also receive a virtual 2017 ribbon for their website, and winners will be listed with links on the Austin Birth Awards website for the next year as a resource for new families. For information on how to become an official sponsor for this event, please email: email@example.com.