AHCJ issues call for entries in annual contest


New this year: Submit your entries online

Early-bird (discounted entry fee): Dec. 24
Regular: Jan. 28, 2011

Since 2004, the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism have recognized the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. For the first time, AHCJ is now accepting contest entries  online. That means a streamlined entry process, quick and efficient access to entries for judges, and less paper consumed. Entrants will no longer have to submit paper copies of articles and, with the exception of unusually large electronic files, face no shipping costs.

“We’re pleased to launch our online contest portal for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism,” said Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News reporter and chair of the AHCJ Contest Committee. “It will make it easier for journalists to submit their work, without the hassle of paper entries. It will also allow judges to review entries online and make it a more efficient contest.”

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, a framed certificate and complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, to be April 14-27, 2011, in Philadelphia. First-place winners will be recognized at the conference and will be encouraged to appear on panels to discuss their winning work.

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