The 2017 MJA Awards are now open and you have up until midnight on Wednesday, March 22 to lodge your entries.
Please try not to leave it to the last moment to enter — and be warned, the deadline will not be extended.
In all, there are 16 awards, including our headline award for Outstanding Contribution to Health or Medical Journalism.
Categories open for entries are: News Story of the Year — three awards: general audience, specialist audience and broadcast; Feature of the Year — again, there will be three awards: general audience, specialist audience and broadcast; Case Study, Science Explained, Editor, Freelance of the Year, Mental Health Story of the Year, Newcomer (36 or fewer months in journalism at the closing date), Regional Reporter of the Year, Charity Writer and Blogger.
Winners in each category receive a trophy and a prize of £750, with the winner of the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award receiving £1,000.
All entries must be made digitally through our online entry system, but please read through the rules and regulations of entry first.
We have streamlined the entry system and guidelines this year, but any queries or problems, please email our administrator, Sallie Robins.
The winners in all categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 22, at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, in the City of London, and we are hoping that this year the ‘summer’ weather will allow us to enjoy the beautiful herb garden.
We would like to thank our principal awards sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim and category sponsors Novo Nordisk and Sanofi who have already confirmed their support, and we will be providing updates on our sponsors as soon as agreements are finalised.
If you are interested in supporting the Awards and having the opportunity to meet and network with the country’s leading health and medical journalists, broadcasters and editors, please contact our sponsorship team for more information.