Entries to the 2017 MJA Awards have now closed and we are currently checking, collating and working on the judging panels for each category — which we hope to announce next week.
We have received around 300 entries in all, which is fantastic, and we are pleased that our new award for Best Freelance has proved popular. The Charity and Mental Health categories we added last year have also attracted more entries — so thank you, and good luck to everyone who has submitted work.
The Executive Committee is keen to ensure the categories represent the diversity of our membership, and reflect ongoing changes to our industry, so we welcome any suggestions or comments.
Save the date — June 22 — for the ceremony, which will be hosted by broadcaster and author Sian Williams. We will be returning to the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in the City of London, and hope this time the ‘summer’ weather will allow us to make full use of the terrace and garden.
We would also like to thank our principal sponsors, Boehringer Ingelheim; new sponsors Healthcare At Home and Shire; and ongoing supporters Novo Nordisk, Roche, MSD Sanofi, Lilly and Astellas for their backing. Click here if you would like more about sponsorship opportunities.
Award Categories 2017
Charity Writer or Broadcaster of the Year
Blogger of the Year
Newcomer of the Year (36 or fewer months in journalism at the closing date) — sponsored by Healthcare At Home
Regional reporter of the year
Mental Health Story of the Year
Feature of the Year (specialist audience) — sponsored by Astellas
Feature of the Year (broadcast) — sponsored by MSD
Feature of the Year (general audience) — sponsored by Novo Nordisk
News Story of the Year (specialist audience) — sponsored by Shire
News Story of the Year (broadcast) – sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
News Story of the Year (general audience) — sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
Case Study Story of the Year — sponsored by Lilly
Science Explained sponsored by Roche
Freelance of the Year
Editor of the Year — sponsored by Sanofi
Outstanding Contribution to health or medical journalism – this award is not by self entry but chosen by the judges from entries across all categories sponsored by the NHS Confederation