The Luv u Project Presents New Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Journalism

Dec 09, 2015, 07:47 ET from The Luv u Project, In Memory of Carolyn C. Mattingly

POTOMAC, Md., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Luv u Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, proudly announces the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting, a $10,000 prize for exemplary journalism on this social issue. This Award aims to bring mental health to the forefront of news media.

The Award features a partnership between The Luv u Project and the National Press Foundation (NPF). The NPF will administer the entire process and recruit a judges' panel of journalistic excellence. The winner will be announced in May, 2016, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.

"Mental health is a major concern that is not being given enough attention," says Luv u Project co-founder and President, C. Richard Mattingly. "With this prize, we hope to help provide the focus that this topic deserves, by rewarding journalists on a level similar to the Pulitzer." 

Entrants are encouraged to submit their work on the subject of mental health from print, broadcast, and online media, published between March 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016. The application window will open January. 1, 2016, with a deadline of March 15, 2016.

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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 they need to keep pace in today's media environment. NPF encourages excellence in journalism through its prestigious annual awards. NPF programs and awards are designed to support journalists and news organizations to make them more successful in today's digital environment and adapt to the changing media landscape.


SOURCE The Luv u Project, In Memory of Carolyn C. Mattingly