The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) has launched the 2010 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award.
The award is open to journalists around the world who can either submit their own work or be nominated by someone else. There are three categories – for print, online and broadcast media. The entries will be judged by an independent panel of media experts and people with experience of epilepsy. The panel will reward responsible, informed, original and stimulating news or feature articles on epilepsy.
The award was held for the first time in 2009, attracting 35 high quality entries from 17 countries.
Mike Glynn, President of the IBE, said:
“The 2009 entries addressed many important topics, including the lack of understanding of epilepsy among the general public and the common challenges faced by members of the community when trying to access appropriate medical care. We believe that high quality and thought provoking journalism like this will help to improve understanding of epilepsy and the needs of people with epilepsy.”
Entries should have been published or broadcast between 30 June 2009 and 29 October 2010, the closing date for this year’s award. Winners will receive travel vouchers and are encouraged to use the prize to pay for travel costs related to further journalistic research and publications about epilepsy.
There’s more information on the IBE website.