National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) is excited to announce that entries for the 2014 Excellence in Asthma & Allergy Reporting Awards are now open! The awards recognise excellence in asthma and allergy reporting by journalists, bloggers and health professionals.
This year ‘social media’ has been added as a category which includes all social media formats and can be a piece or series written by a journalist or blogger during the 2013/14 financial year.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne during National Asthma Week in September 2014. The overall winner will receive $3,000 plus a trophy. Category winners will be granted $1,000 plus attendance at the awards in Melbourne.
Interstate winners will also receive return economy flights plus one night’s accommodation in Melbourne to attend the Awards dinner (limit two contributors per winning entry).
Online applications are now open and can be downloaded from the NAC website.
The judging criteria include:
- Providing a balanced and accurate report of asthma issues, including triggers;
- Demystifying the complexities of asthma including treatment, medications and devices; and
- Portraying a realistic picture of what it is like to live with asthma.