Call For Entries: ACEP's 2013 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues

Dec 12, 2012, 13:53 ET from American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has a journalism awards program to recognize 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.



Nominations must be for news stories published or aired within the 2012 calendar year (January 1December 31, 2012).   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 18, 2013. Award winners will be notified by April 15, 2013. There are no entry fees. 


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.


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.


One award will be given in each category, unless there are no qualified submissions. Winners will receive an award and recognition during ACEP's annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, May 19-22, 2013. Winners 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. 

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SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)