#MHMA2022 SHORTLIST

These Awards recognise excellence in media coverage of mental health issues, celebrating those whose work brings to light challenging stories of mental ill health. With 9 categories, the Awards highlight work from all media platforms across local and national media.

Mental Health Broadcasting | Short Form

Recognising a factual, short form, journalistic clip/segment/interview, broadcast on television or radio, that deals with current stories, topics or issues in, about or related to mental ill health:

Mental Health Journalism | Local Print/Online

For a single print or online news report or feature, published in a regional or local news outlet, about or related to mental health:

Mental Health Broadcasting | Long Form

For a factual journalistic or magazine programme broadcast on television or radio, either standalone or one episode from a series, about or related to mental health:

Special Recognition

For an individual with lived experience of mental ill health who, in their own words, shares their story to help and educate a wider audience:

Mental Health Journalism | National Print/Online

For a single print or online news report or feature, published in a national news outlet, about or related to mental health:

Mental Health Content | Digital

For websites, podcasts, interactive online features, apps, interactive documentaries and other digital technologies that use creative and innovative techniques and content to expand knowledge and understanding of, and engagement with, mental ill health:

Shine Audience Choice Award

For a piece of Irish media (print, online, or broadcast) that has impacted the Irish public and/or shaped the public conversation on mental ill health in Ireland. This is the only award chosen entirely by the public:

Mental Health Content | Special Interest

For a feature article (550 words or longer) published in print or online that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to mental health. This may include specialist features such as sport, music, food and health and may be published across any platform, including newspaper supplements or magazines:

Student Journalism Award

For a piece of media, including radio, digital or print made by a student as part of a course at a university or third level institute, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to mental health:

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