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Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues

WASHINGTON — 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. One award will be given this year, regardless of category.


The Awards of Excellence program is open to all credentialed journalists. There are no entry fees. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.  Nominations must be for news stories published or aired within the 2018 calendar year.  


Entries will be judged based on the below criteria by members of ACEP’s Public Relations Committee and then approved by ACEP’s national president.


One award will be given to a print or broadcast news story that provides:

  • 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.


Applications will be accepted for any media category and all entries are judged equally.

The winner will receive an award and recognition during ACEP’s annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, May 5-8. 2019.  The winner will be publicized through a press release, and special letters of congratulation will be mailed to each recipient’s organization.

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 the national 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.