ASACP Names 2017 Service Recognition Award Winners
LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2017) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce ASACP’s Dawn Yagielowicz, Wasteland’s Colin Rowntree, and EngineFood.com’s Stewart Tongue, as this year’s winners of the association’s prestigious annual Service Recognition Award.
The ASACP Service Recognition Award was established to honor the dedicated volunteers who have helped the association to carry out its mission of protecting children and at-risk youth by providing vital assistance and services.
Elegantly engraved crystal trophies representing the honor were presented by ASACP’s Executive Director, Tim Henning, at the 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards in Hollywood.
“One of the highlights of my year is presenting ASACP’s Service Recognition Award,” Henning stated. “It is a privilege to recognize such a caring, dedicated group of individuals who work tirelessly to make a real difference in online child safety.”
Dawn Yagielowicz has served as ASACP’s Membership Manager for more than a decade, and also supported the association for several years before becoming a staff member, volunteering at industry trade shows and other events.
“As a parent, I am very sensitive to the need to protect children from exploitation and viewing inappropriate material,” Yagielowicz says. “I am deeply honored to receive such an important and meaningful award in recognition of my many years of service to the association and humbly accept it on behalf of all who invest their time, energy and resources in this cause.”
Colin Rowntree is the CEO and founder of Wasteland.com.
“As an active supporter of ASACP since the 1990’s, I am deeply honored to receive this recognition award,” Rowntree says. “Since its inception in 1996, ASACP has been one of the cornerstones of the ethical adult industry and I urge our entire entertainment sector to increase its support during these changing times, which require our community to continue to take proactive steps in the fight to protect children online.”
Stewart Tongue is the CEO and founder of EngineFood.com.
“During my time in adult I have avoided campaigning for any industry awards or accolades, but of all the awards won each year, the one I have always held in the highest regard is the ASACP’s Service Recognition Award,” says Tongue. “Unlike commercial awards that too often become a popularity contest, this award is about the important work that ASACP does each year to protect children and society from the worst kinds of abuse.”
“I am proud to do my part in the effort to protect vulnerable members of our society,” Tongue added, “and will continue to remain vigilant in my own efforts to support the success of ASACP because their results are so valuable to so many people online and offline as well.”
Previous ASACP Service Recognition Award winners include attorneys Lawrence Walters, Marc Randazza and Greg Piccionelli, plus Cyber Stampede’s Rodney Thompson and Scott Rabinowitz, Epoch’s Joel Hall, Cydata Services’ Brandon Shalton, adult film performers Stormy Daniels, Tera Patrick and Evan Seinfeld, as well as Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan of The Eros Association, 7Veils’ Lauren MacEwen, XBIZ’s Stephen Yagielowicz and ASACP’s own Tim Henning and Vince Charlton.
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Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.
ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online. The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Hotline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested nearly 21 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.