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CALL FOR ENTRIES: $3,000 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

Aaron M. Beatty, MA|
January 19, 2023
The Austen Riggs Center announces a call for entries for its 2023 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, which recognizes a select group of media professionals, including journalists, writers, and others who create exemplary work that contributes to the public’s understanding of mental health issues.
Now in its 14th year, 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.
Past recipients of the prize have included cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel; Black southern writer Kiese Laymon; New York Times best-selling author Neal Shusterman; writer and lecturer Andrew Solomon; the Boston Globe Spotlight Team; NPR’s Hidden Brain; and many others.
Nominate a Piece or Apply for Prize Consideration: 
The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2022.
Questions? Please contact Communications Officer Aaron M. Beatty at or 413.931.5245.