Reminder: nominate your story for RNAO's Media Awards

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - There is still time for journalists to submit outstanding nursing and health-care stories for consideration for the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) annual Media Awards.

The awards honour reporters, editors and producers that keep the public informed and contribute to public dialogue on important health-care issues. Awards are handed out in a variety of categories, as judged by a volunteer panel of nurses and fellow journalists.

Entries must have been published or broadcast in Ontario during the 2016 calendar year. Winners will be announced in the spring, and awards will be handed out at the President's Banquet of RNAO's annual general meeting in April 2017.

Nominations for the Media Awards must be received via the online submission form no later than Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. This year's categories are:

Daily newspaper

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature
  • Best series

Community newspaper

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature


  • Best story


  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature


  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature


  • Best story

All media

  • Exceptional reporting on a nursing/RN issue

Only one entry per person will be accepted. For full criteria and regulations, or to fill out an entry form, please visit:

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students 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 serve. For more information about RNAO, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook  and Twitter.

SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For further information: about the awards, please contact: Daniel Punch, Communications Officer/Writer, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), Phone: 416-408-5606 / 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250,


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