MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 21st consecutive year, the Stuttering Foundation announces it will recognize journalists for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder. This is a special year as the Foundation turns 65 years old in 2012.
"We are happy to announce these awards to further public awareness of stuttering," said Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit foundation. "Media coverage has grown substantially in volume and sensitivity in recent years. We want to continue recognizing outstanding reporters."
The 21st annual Stuttering Foundation Awards will be given to journalists in three categories: print, electronic media (radio and TV), and Internet (Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications). They will recognize news stories that:
- Advanced the public's understanding of stuttering;
- Introduced information on stuttering to a significant new audience.
Journalists are invited to submit copies, DVDs, and printed Web/blog pages of their news items to the Stuttering Foundation, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749. All entries must have been published or aired between June 1, 2011, and April 20, 2012. All entries must be received by April 30, 2012. There is no charge to enter this competition. For more information, call 901-761-0343.
The winners will be announced during National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 7-13, 2012.
The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation has provided help to those who stutter since 1947. For more information, call 800-992-9392 or visit www.StutteringHelp.org.
SOURCE Stuttering Foundation