POTOMAC, Md., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Luv u Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, will sponsor the second annual Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting. The award, which carries a $10,000 prize for exemplary journalism aims to shine a light on this important health issue.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10. Entry form is here.
The award features a partnership between The Luv u Project and the National Press Foundation (NPF). The NPF will administrate the judging process, which includes evaluation by a panel of journalists. The winner will be announced in May, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.
The winner of the inaugural Mattingly award was a collaborative investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune that exposed harrowing conditions at Florida's institutions for the mentally ill after $100 million in budget cuts. The five-part project, titled "Insane. Invisible. In Danger," authored by Leonora LaPeter Anton, Anthony Cormier and Michael Braga, went on to receive the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.
"Mental health touches us all and unquestionably requires more attention at every level in our country," says Luv u Project President C. Richard Mattingly. "Through this award, we hope to both inspire and highlight extraordinary journalism on the subject that can pave the path for advancing mental health through responsible actions."
Entrants are encouraged to submit their work on the subject from print, broadcast and online media published during the 2016 calendar year.
About the Luv u Project
The Luv u Project is a 501(c) (3) public charity that aspires to set a quantifiable agenda and take responsible actions that advance the understanding of, and treatments for, mental health issues.
About the National Press Foundation
The National Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educates journalists on the top issues of the day and trains them to use the cutting-edge digital tools needed to keep pace in today's media environment. NPF encourages excellence in journalism through its prestigious annual awards.
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SOURCE The Luv u Project