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AHCJ contest opens for submissions of 2013 work Date: 09/13/13

Awards for Excellence in Health Care JournalismCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Entries for the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are now being accepted. The awards recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media across 12 categories.

Those categories are topic-based, with entries competing head-to-head no matter whether they appeared in magazines, newspapers, trade publications or on radio or television stations or websites, although some of the categories are divided by size of outlet.

“This contest showcases the high level of reporting being done nationally and around the world on vital health and health policy issues,” said Julie Appleby, AHCJ’s contest chair and a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service based in Washington, D.C.

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

The contest is run by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups. Categories 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 2013. Entries are submitted online and are due by Jan. 13, 2014.  The awards will be presented at AHCJ’s annual conference in Denver in March. More information is available on AHCJ's website.