TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The deadline looms for journalists
interested in submitting their work for a media award. If you have
published stories on a nursing, health or health-care issue in 2012,
Ontario's top professional nursing association is looking to honour
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) annual Media Awards competition recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online
journalism that contributes to a better understanding of the nursing
profession and the health-care system.
For over a decade, RNAO has honoured reporters, editors and producers
who have covered issues such as wait times, H1N1, the impact of chronic
pain, caring for seniors, and mental health. National and local media
outlets have received RNAO awards, including: The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, Oshawa This Week, CBC Radio, CTV News and Today's
Here's what journalists looking to enter this year's competition need to
know: stories are judged on content, writing, creativity and the impact
on people and their communities.
Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, magazines,
accredited online publications or broadcast on radio or television
during the 2012 calendar year. Winners will receive their awards in
April at the President's Banquet held during RNAO's Annual General
Submissions must be received at RNAO's head office in Toronto no later than January 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Only one entry per person/per category will be accepted.
For more information, or to fill out an entry form, please visit: www.RNAO.ca/mediaaward.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional
association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO
has advocated 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
For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.rnao.ca. You can also check out our Facebook page at www.rnao.ca/facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rnao.
SOURCE: Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
For further information:
about the awards, please contact:
Melissa Di Costanzo, Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Phone: 416-408-5606 / 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250