MJA Winter Awards call for entries

November 7, 2012 by
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The MJA (Medical Journalist Awards) is offering seven chances to be recognised in its Winter Awards. Categories were chosen by an online poll of MJA members as follows:

  • Scoop/investigative health/medical reporting
  • Medical science explained
  • Handling a medical/health theme in broadcast drama
  • Broadcast documentary on health/medicine
  • Witty piece about health/medicine
  • Interview with a health/medical figure
  • The MJA will also be offering the Tony Thistlethwaite Award for a health book by an MJA member aimed at the general reader

Who Can Enter?

With the exception of the Tony Thistlethwaite book award, MJA Winter Awards are open to all.

Non-members of the MJA are asked either to pay a one-off entry fee of £20 or, if eligible, to apply to join the MJA, paying an up-front annual subscription of £40, making them entitled to enter future MJA awards free. One entry fee only is payable even if you enter several award categories. Details of how to pay either fee or subscription are on the entry form.

All submitted material must have been published or broadcast between November 23, 2011 and November 22, 2012. It must not have been submitted in previous MJA awards, nor can it be submitted for more than one category. Books entered for the Tony Thistlethwaite award must have been published since March 2011.

Editors, including MJA members, may enter the work of another journalist for an award provided they are not also entering their own work, in any category.

More information here


About the Author

Victoria Lambert has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and specialises in health and medical matters. She writes for the Telegraph, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Mail and the Mail on Sunday. She contributes to Saga, Geographical and First Eleven magazines – where she is the agony aunt.

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