Reminder: Deadline for RNAO’s Media Awards is Feb. 14

Toronto
Jan. 13, 2022

Media play an important role in sharing the voices of nurses and other health-care workers fighting COVID-19 in all areas of the health system. To recognize and honour their work, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is inviting journalists to submit their coverage on nursing and health-care reporting for its annual Media Awards competition.

A committee of journalists and nurses selected by RNAO, the professional association that shapes health and nursing policy, will judge stories published or broadcast in Ontario in 2021.

Previous winners include journalists from Global News, CTV National News, CBC News and The Ottawa Citizen. Their work focused on understaffing in long-term care homes, anti-Black racism and the burnout and fatigue nurses are feeling during this pandemic.

Nominations for the Media Awards must be received via the online submission form no later than 5 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

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

RNAO will announce the winners in the spring 2022, and present this year’s awards during RNAO’s Annual General Meeting in June 2022. Please note that journalists may only submit one entry per person. For the complete list of criteria and to fill out an entry form, visit RNAO.ca/about/awards/media-awards. Eligible stories must have been published or broadcast during the 2021 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 we serve. For more information about RNAO, visit RNAO.ca or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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For more information, please contact:

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