AACR June L.Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism 2021


Deadline: December 6, 2021

Applications for the AACR June L.Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism 2021 are now open.
The AACR Biedler Prize is funded by major legacy to the AACR from Dr.June L.Biedler,a scientist, a pioneer in cancer research, mentor and former member of the board of administrators of the AACR. The prize will reward outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the understanding of cancer, cancer research or cancer policy by the public.

Prize
The prize will reward a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative award.

Eligibility
~Application is open to print,broadcast and online professional journalists whose stones are seen in newspapers, magazines, websites, television and auditory journalism platforms that target public audience;
~Stones must have been published for the first time between January 1, 2020 and November 30 2021;
~Submission is meant to be in English or translated to English;
~Submission should enhance the understanding of cancer,cancer research or cancer policy of the public;
~Institutions or Organisations are not eligible
~More than one(1) individual can share the prize as co-creators, with a maximum of two (2) representatives invited to attend the AACR Annual Meeting to accept the prize if the prize is shared.

Selection Criteria
Submissions will be judged based on these categories:
°Broadcast
°Television
°Radio and Podcasts
°Each submission can only be considered for one category as selected in the application form

Print and Online
°Large newspaper circulation greater than 100,000
°Magazine
°Small newspaper circulation lesser than 100,000
°Online/multimedia

Application
Nominations can be submitted by an individual either an AACR member or non-member. All nomination must be submitted using AACR’S electronic award nomination platform. Paper nominations and not acceptable.
All nominations should include:
•Applicant background information and prize category indication
•Applicant biography, resume or curriculum vitae
•An electronic version (pdf,MP4 etc) of the submitted body of work
• A brief citation with maximum of 50 words talking about 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
•Submission letter written in English language with a maximum of 1000 words which describes the submitted body of work and the impacts of the submission on enhancing the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer analysis or policy.

Before starting your application, kindly visit AACR here to learn more about the submission process.

Click here to submit nomination.