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2011 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award

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Eimear O'Brien, CNS Communications
This joint initiative is designed to raise awareness about epilepsy across the globe by recognising journalists who have excelled in reporting on this often misunderstood condition.

The annual award was established in 2009 and has recognised original and informative reporting on epilepsy, attracting a growing number of high-quality entries from around the world and drawing attention to under-reported issues.

Our continued support for this initiative illustrates UCB’s commitment to improving awareness and understanding of epilepsy – the most common, serious neurological condition, affecting nearly 50 million people worldwide.1
How to enter
Journalists from around the globe can compete for the prize by submitting their own work or being nominated by a third party.

There are three categories for entries – print, online and broadcast, with one winner to be selected from each group.
Submitted entries will be judged by an independent panel of media experts and people with experience of epilepsy. The panel will select articles or reports that are responsible, informative, original and support the aim of raising awareness and understanding of epilepsy. Entries can be about any aspect of epilepsy and must have been published or broadcast between 30th October 2010 and 30th November 2011.

You can  find out about the 2010 winners here.

You can find out more about the entry criteria and download an entry form here.

Journalists can read more about epilepsy by visiting the UCB Epilepsy Media Centre.

  1. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs999/en/ [accessed 17th May 2011]

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