Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award

Care to win a medical journalism award? To encourage journalists to raise awareness of epilepsy and to help break down these barriers, the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and UCB are pleased to launch the Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award. The award will recognize journalists who produce stimulating, informed and compelling news and feature stories on epilepsy.

The Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award is a joint initiative from UCB and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) which recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions to epilepsy journalism. There are 3 categories:
  • Medical print / online
  • Consumer print / online
  • Broadcast
The award is open to consumer, health and medical journalists writing for print, broadcast or online outlets.The award is open to stories that have been published or broadcast from 01 July 2008 until June 30 2009.

An independent six member panel will judge entries, looking for responsible, informed and original stories. Entries will also be assessed on the following specific criteria. The work:

  • Helps to increase the awareness and understanding of epilepsy
  • Gives a voice to people with epilepsy
  • Is conceptually or visually innovative and creative
  • Is well structured, well researched and compelling
  • Uses language responsibly when reporting or writing on epilepsy
Interested in learning more? Click here to go to the UCB website.

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