Deadline extended: Submit your story for RNAO’s Media Awards by March 5, 2021

Toronto
Feb. 24, 2021

There is still time to have your outstanding health reporting honoured by one of the province’s leading voices in nursing and health care.

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) has extended the deadline for submissions to its annual Media Awards competition to Friday, March 5, 2021.

The awards are handed out annually to reporters, editors and producers that keep the public informed and contribute to public dialogue on important health-care issues.

Stories published or broadcast in Ontario in 2020 will be judged by a volunteer panel of nurses and fellow journalists.

Previous winners include journalists from major media outlets such as CBC’s The National, Global News, Ottawa Citizen, as well as smaller media outlets such as The Manitoulin Expositor and Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. Their work shed light on issues such as the opioid crisis, elder assault, alcohol consumption, funding for life-savings drugs, and a revolutionary dementia screening tool developed for Indigenous populations.

Nominations for the Media Awards must be received via the online submission form no later than Friday, March 5, 2021.

Categories for the competition include:

Community newspaper

  • Best news coverage
  • Best in-depth feature or series

Daily newspaper

  • Best news coverage
  • Best in-depth feature or series

Radio

  • Best news coverage
  • Best in-depth feature or series

Television

  • Best news coverage
  • Best in-depth feature or series

Online

  • Best story
  • Best in-depth feature or series

Winners will be announced online in the spring, and presented with their awards during RNAO’s Annual General Meeting in June 2021. Please note that journalists can only submit one entry per person. For the complete list of criteria and to fill out an entry form, visit RNAO.ca/MediaAwards. Eligible stories must have been published or broadcast during the 2020 calendar year.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. For more information about RNAO, visit RNAO.ca or follow us on Facebook  and Twitter.

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For more information about the awards, please contact:

Contact info
Marion Zych
Director of Communications
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Victoria Alarcon
Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)