LINTHICUM, Md., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced that submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Annual Excellence in Urology Health Reporting Awards, designed to recognize outstanding news coverage of urologic disease topics. Presentation of the awards will take place during the AUA Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA, in May.
The award is designed to honor journalists in both trade and consumer media outlets for responsible, informative reporting on health topics in urology. Awards are given annually in the following categories: Consumer Print Publications, Consumer Electronic Publications and Trade Publications. Applicants may submit their own work, or be nominated. Awardees will receive an honorarium and award.
Submissions for the 2013 awards will be accepted through Friday, March 15, 2013. All materials must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. All submissions should include a cover letter, contact information for both the nominee and submitter (if applicable), and five copies (for electronic media, please submit individual CD-ROMS; for print media, please limit to 8.5x11 format) of the submission.
All entries will be judged by a committee of urologists on accuracy, completeness and public impact. Awardees will be contacted by the end of March both by telephone and letter. Decisions of the committee are final.
Submissions should be mailed to:
AUA Communications Office
ATTN: Reporting Award
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
Registration is now available for members of the media wishing to attend the meeting.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 19,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Contact: Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA
SOURCE American Urological Association