Applications are open for the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism 2023. The Prize was established by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in 2015. Furthermore, this is to raise awareness of the critical role that the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research.
Application Deadline – December 7, 2022
The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism’s main objective is to showcase outstanding examples of cancer journalism and to recognize individual professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories,
- The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism will provide an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative award. Later this year, the meeting will hold
- Open to print, broadcast, and online professional journalists whose stories appear in newspapers, magazines, websites, and television, as well as auditory journalism platforms that target lay public audiences.
- Individual journalists will receive prizes in the course of the program. However, more than one journalist may be co-nominated and selected to receive a prize should the submitted piece be a result of contributions made by all involved parties.
- Stories must have been published or broadcast for the first time between January 1, 2020, and November 30, 2022.
- The submission must enhance the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or policy.
- The submission must be in English or accurately translated into English.
- More than one individual may share the prize as co-creators, with a maximum of two representatives invited to attend the AACR Annual Meeting to accept the prize if the prize is shared.
- Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the prize.
Selection Criteria – AACR June L. Biedler
The selection criteria for the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism includes –
Print and Online
- Large newspaper (circulation >100,000)
- Small newspaper (circulation <100,000)
- Auditory Journalism (Radio and Podcasts)
- Each submission may only be considered for one category as selected by the candidate in his or her application form.
Nomination – AACR June L. Biedler
An individual will submit the nominations, whether an AACR member or non-member. In addition, Applicants must maintain strict confidentiality of their submissions; all nominations must be submitted using AACR’s electronic award nomination platform
The nomination should equally include:
- Applicant background information and an indication of prize category.
- A well-constructed submission letter in English (Max: 1,000 words), that comprehensively describes the submitted body of work and the impact of the submission on enhancing the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy.
- Also, a brief citation (Max: 50 words) highlighting the major contributions made by the applicant and the submitted body of work to improve the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy.
- Applicant biography, résumé, or curriculum vitae.
- Lastly, An electronic version (mp4, pdf, etc.) of the submitted body of work.
For more information, visit AACR June L. Biedler Prize.