Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism
Tahlia Honea of the Skagit Valley Herald in Washington, shows off her AHCJ award after receiving it at Health Journalism 2012. She won first place in the 2011 Consumer/Feature category (small newsrooms) for “His Final Choice.”
Since 2004, the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism have recognized the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.
Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics. The contest was created by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups.
First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate. They also receive complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, March 14-17, in Boston. First-place winners will be recognized at the conference and will be encouraged to appear on panels to discuss their winning work. If there is more than one entrant on the award, it is up to these winners to divide any prize. Lodging will only be covered for one individual in each category.
The deadline for 2012 work was Jan. 4. Please check back in the fall for deadlines for 2013.
- Press release on 2012 winners
- List of 2012 winners
- How to enter
- Frequently asked questions
- Search past entries and winners