The application window for the 8th Annual Digital Media Award has now closed. Finalists will be announced in March 2022. Winners will be announced in the early spring.
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8th Annual Digital Media Award Process
A $20,000 prize will be presented to the winner.
Have questions about our Digital Media Award?Award FAQ
- Entries must originally have been published in 2021.
- Entry is limited to articles featuring digital content produced specifically for an online audience, which may include video, graphics and/or multimedia. If digital content is not central to your story, please view the eligibility criteria for our General Circulation Award.
- Entries should not be largely the same as stories that ran in print publications or that were broadcast on television or radio.
- Entries must examine issues related to health or the health care system.
- Entries that express policy preferences will be considered only if supported with citation of empirical evidence.
- Entries will be accepted from news sites, independent blogs, newspapers or journals, and blogs associated with universities or other organizations.
- Deadline: January 31, 2022
- Entry is free
- Limit two entries per entrant
- An entry can be a series of posts as long as the posts are: linked by topic or produced by the same author or by a collaborative team of authors
An entry can be a series of posts as long as the posts are linked by topic and the articles can be recognized as a series.
- Influential in terms of: 1. sparking policy change, 2. broadly informing the public and/or 3. stimulating conversation on timely issues
- Effective use of the unique powers and attributes of digital media
- The digital content should be the focus of the story and the central storytelling tool.
- Logical, clear and insightful analysis
- Uses credible evidence to substantiate ideas