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Call for entries opens for health journalism awards Date: 10/02/12

Oct. 3, 2012

Entries for the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are now being accepted.

Following on changes begun last year, the contest retains its topic-based categories, with entries competing head-to-head no matter whether they appeared in magazines, newspapers, trade publications or on radio or television stations or websites.

This year, however, the contest adds size divisions to an additional two categories, Public Health and Health Policy. The additions bring to 12 the number of overall contest categories. The only categories not divided into size divisions are Beat Reporting and Trade.

“The new size categories will provide more opportunity for entrants,” said Julie Appleby, AHCJ’s contest chair and a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service based in Washington, D.C.Awards for Excellence in Journalism

The online contest entry system, which debuted two years ago, will be used again this year.

The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. The contest is run by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups. The contest features 12 categories and entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics.

Work eligible for the contest must be published or aired during 2012. Entries are submitted online and are due by Jan. 4, 2013.  The awards will be presented at AHCJ’s annual conference in March. More information is available on the Web.