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Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

The Austen Riggs Center Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media recognizes a select group of media professionals, including journalists, writers, and others who create exemplary work that contributes to a deeper understanding of and greater public awareness about mental health issues.

The prize carries an award of $3,000 and will be presented at an event where the honoree (or honorees) are invited to speak about their work. Attendance is welcome, but not required.

The prize is juried by a committee of Riggs clinicians and Trustees who will consider the work of candidates nominated by their peers as well as unsolicited nominations.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY 

To be eligible, work must have been written in English, intended for the layperson, and must have been first published between April 1, 2018 and March 15, 2019. 

Entries may be submitted online. Entries published in any of the following categories are eligible:

  • Books
  • Newspapers and newspaper websites
  • Magazines and magazine websites
  • Online-only news publications
  • Network and nationally distributed cable programs
  • Small, medium and major market television stations
  • Independent productions
  • Local and national radio
  • Web-based productions
  • Commentary and Opinion
  • Longform Reporting (series or lengthy articles or broadcasts)

You may also download the submission form and mail entries to: 

Austen Riggs Center
Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
c/o Aaron Beatty
25 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA  01262

Submission Form

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