Call for entries: 2013 APCA Palliative Care Journalist Award for Africa

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The awards deadline has now passed. Winners will be announced shortly.

The African Palliative Care Association (APCA), with funding from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), is pleased to announce the 2013 APCA Palliative Care Journalist Award for Africa.

The award seeks to recognise the best coverage of issues pertaining to palliative care in Africa, meeting the WHO’s definition of palliative care.

The award is open to print, broadcast and online journalists who have reported on palliative care issues in 2012/13. This could include a radio report on a local hospice or palliative care project, a news article addressing the physical, social, psychological and spiritual impact on patients, or a television report on the effects of palliative care on local communities, for example. Reports should demonstrate relevance to local and/or regional communities in Africa.

Submissions in French and Portuguese are also welcomed.

Deadline: July 31st 2013 at 17:00 GMT

Awards: Winners will be presented with their awards during the joint APCA and Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 17-20 September, 2013.

First place award

  • $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to receive the awards at the APCA-HPCA palliative care conference.

Media house award

  • $500 will be awarded to the newspaper/ radio or TV station/ website that carries the winning report.

Runners-up awards

  • Second place
    $750 and an all-expenses-paid trip to receive the awards at the APCA-HPCA palliative care conference.
  • Third place
    $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to receive the awards at the APCA-HPCA palliative care conference.
  • Fourth place
    $250 and an all-expenses-paid trip to receive the awards at the APCA-HPCA palliative care conference.

Click here for submission guidelines.