Deadline Extended! Call for Entries: ACEP's 2011 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues - Jan 11, 2011

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Deadline Extended! Call for Entries: ACEP's 2011 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues
PR Newswire
WASHINGTON
Jan 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes significant contributions made by members of the news media to cover emergency medicine issues and to educate the public about them. ACEP invites submissions on key issues in emergency medicine in the categories of television (national), television (local), television (cable), newspaper, radio, Internet-based news sites and magazine.

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Eligibility

Nominations must be for news stories published or aired within the 2010 calendar year (January 1 - December 31, 2010). The Awards of Excellence program is open to all credentialed journalists. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Entries must be received by January 22, 2011. Award winners will be notified by April 15, 2011. There are no entry fees.

Selection

Entries will be judged based on the below criteria by members of ACEP's Public Relations Committee and further approved by ACEP's National President.

Criteria

Awards will be presented to print and broadcast news stories that provide:

    --  Outstanding coverage of an emergency medicine issue.
    --  In-depth analysis or investigation that brings clarity to a key
        emergency medicine issue and educates the public.
    --  Significant impact that motivates positive change or breaks a new story
        that generates widespread coverage.

Awards

Generally, only one winner will be announced in each category. Winners will receive an award and recognition during ACEP's annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, May 22-25, 2011. Winners will be publicized through a press release, and special letters of congratulation will be mailed to each recipient's organization.

2010 Award Recipients

Newspaper: USA Today, Mary Brophy Marcus and Liz Szabo for 24 Hours in the ER

Magazine: Washingtonian, John Pekkanen for Call 911 & Trouble in the ER

Television (Local): WDIV-TV (NBC-Detroit), Dr. Frank McGeorge for Night Shift in the ER

Trade: Popular Science, Melinda Wenner Moyer for Cold Relief

Investigative Journalism: Chicago Tribune, Jason Grotto and Bruce Japsen University of Chicago Medical Center (series)

For instructions on submitting your application, please download the entry form. Applications that do not meet eligibility requirements or are incomplete will not be judged.

ACEP is a medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

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SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians

Deadline Extended! Call for Entries: ACEP's 2011 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes significant contributions made by members of the news media to cover emergency medicine issues and to educate the public about them. ACEP invites submissions on key issues in emergency medicine in the categories of television (national), television (local), television (cable), newspaper, radio, Internet-based news sites and magazine.  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d)

Eligibility

Nominations must be for news stories published or aired within the 2010 calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2010).   The Awards of Excellence program is open to all credentialed journalists. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.   Entries must be received by January 22, 2011. Award winners will be notified by April 15, 2011. There are no entry fees.  

Selection

Entries will be judged based on the below criteria by members of ACEP's Public Relations Committee and further approved by ACEP's National President.

Criteria

Awards will be presented to print and broadcast news stories that provide:

  • Outstanding coverage of an emergency medicine issue.
  • In-depth analysis or investigation that brings clarity to a key emergency medicine issue and educates the public.
  • Significant impact that motivates positive change or breaks a new story that generates widespread coverage.

Awards

Generally, only one winner will be announced in each category.  Winners will receive an award and recognition during ACEP's annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, May 22-25, 2011. Winners will be publicized through a press release, and special letters of congratulation will be mailed to each recipient's organization.

2010 Award Recipients

Newspaper:  USA Today, Mary Brophy Marcus and Liz Szabo for 24 Hours in the ER  

Magazine:  Washingtonian, John Pekkanen for Call 911 & Trouble in the ER

Television (Local):  WDIV-TV (NBC-Detroit), Dr. Frank McGeorge for Night Shift in the ER

Trade:  Popular Science, Melinda Wenner Moyer for Cold Relief

Investigative Journalism: Chicago Tribune, Jason Grotto and Bruce Japsen University of Chicago Medical Center (series)

For instructions on submitting your application, please download the entry form.  Applications that do not meet eligibility requirements or are incomplete will not be judged.  

ACEP is a medical specialty society representing emergency medicine.  ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians

CONTACT: Elaine Salter, +1-202-728-0610 x3007, esalter@acep.org

Web Site: http://www.acep.org