Because of technical difficulties, AHCJ will accept entries for the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism until noon ET on Jan. 7, according to contest coordinator Brandi McGrath.
The annual awards program, which is run by journalists and not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups, recognizes the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.
First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate. They also receive complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, April 7-10, in Cleveland. Winners are recognized at the annual awards luncheon and first-place winners are encouraged to appear on panels to discuss their winning work.
Since 2004, the contest has recognized the best health reporting, including coverage of public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics.