Contest kickoff: Accepting entries for Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Jeff Porter

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the director of education for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization's data collection and data instruction efforts.

It’s now easier than ever to enter your best work in the premier contest for health journalism. The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism – recognizing the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media – today launched a new online platform for contest entries.

First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate. They also receive complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, April 30-May 3, 2020, in Austin. Winners are recognized at the annual awards luncheon.

Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics. AHCJ added a category for student health journalism work last year and has made changes have even more student entries eligible. Click here to read the rules, the FAQ and to enter.

“We love to showcase journalism that helps people understand the convoluted health care system and stories that spur improvements,” said Tony Leys, AHCJ contest chair and a health care reporter for the Des Moines Register. “Our judges are thrilled to see scores of excellent entries every year, and we’re looking forward to this year’s batch.”

Follow this link to review the 2018 winners.

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