AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism Open to Professional Journalists

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Lisa M. Coussens
President AACR

The prize will honour and reward outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy.

Although prizes are intended to honor individual journalists, 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 more than one journalist.

Eligible entries are stories that have been published or broadcast for the first time between January 1, 2020, and November 30, 2022; submission must enhance the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or policy; and application is open to journalists targeting the lay public.

Additionally, 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; and institutions or organizations are not eligible for the prize.

Submitted applications will be judged and recipients selected based on the following categories:

Print and Online

  • Large newspaper (circulation >100,000)
  • Magazine
  • Online/multimedia
  • Small newspaper (circulation <100,000)

Broadcast

  • Auditory Journalism (Radio and Podcasts)
  • Television

Entries will only be considered for one category as selected by the candidate in his or her application form.

Nominations may be submitted by any person whether an AACR member or non-member who must maintain strict confidentiality of their submissions; all nominations must be submitted using AACR’s electronic award nomination platform. Paper nominations will not be accepted.

Applicant must include his/her background information and indication of prize category.

Other requirements are:

  • Submission letter written in English (Max: 1,000 words), which 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.
  • A brief citation (Max: 50 words) highlighting the major contributions made by the applicant and the submitted body of work to improving the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, or cancer policy.
  • Applicant biography, résumé, or curriculum vitae.
  • An electronic version (mp4, pdf, etc.) of the submitted body of work.

For complete details please see the Program Guidelines and Nomination Instructions.

Deadline for submission of applications is December 7, 2022. For full details about the prize, please visit the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism website.