Nelly Bassily | May 6, 2013
Journalists working in print, broadcast, or online media are invited to participate in a competition to recognize the best media coverage of immunizations.
Stories published or broadcast in sub-Saharan Africa between March 15 and May 15, 2013 (which includes World Immunization Week from April 24-30), can be submitted for the African regional contest, administered by the International Centre for Journalists in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association.
Entries must relate to diseases such as polio, measles, and pneumonia that are preventable or treatable with vaccines. Potential topics include: the discovery of new vaccines, testing of vaccines, public attitudes toward vaccination, innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines, or the efficacy or failure of vaccination campaigns.
Each top winner will be awarded a two-week study tour to the United States and a cash prize.
The deadline for entries is May 20, 2013.
For more information and to download the entry form, go to http://ijnet.org/opportunities/health-journalism-contest-offers-us-study-tour