Deadline to enter Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's awards for
health-care reporting fast approaching

TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The deadline to enter the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) annual Awards for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting is Friday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Reporters, editors and producers are encouraged to submit their best work. Journalists can also nominate colleagues for an award. Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers or magazines, or broadcast on radio or television during the 2009 calendar year. Winners will receive their awards in April at the President's Banquet held during RNAO's annual general meeting.

Stories will be judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity and human interest/community impact. Please select an exceptional feature, news story, or radio/television broadcast that you feel should be recognized for its comprehensive treatment of nursing or health-care issues. Each year, RNAO receives entries from media outlets across the province. Last year's judges reviewed entries from CBC Radio, Globe and Mail, Global Television and More magazine.

For more information or an entry form, please visit: http://www.rnao.org/mediaaward.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.rnao.org. You can also check out our Facebook page at www.rnao.org/facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rnao.

SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Jill-Marie Burke, Communications Officer/Writer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), Phone: (416) 408-5606, 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250, jburke@rnao.org


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