Judged by Carl O’Brien, Chief Reporter, Irish Times
Shortlisted nominees for the 2013 award:

  • Laura Emily Downes (GCD)  Numbers                                                                    Video
  • James Keating (GCD)  What Stigma?                                                                     Video
  • Mary McFadden (GCD)  Who’s doctors the Doctor                                                  Print 
  • Tiberio Ventura  (GCD)  Psychiatric Clinic                                       Photography
Headline is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Award for Student Journalism
Award info: 
  • Entries can cover any aspect of mental health or suicide prevention
  • All forms of media will be considered; written, (published or unpublished) broadcasted on television, radio, internet or otherwise.
Award Criteria
Coverage must adhere to the various media guidelines for reporting on suicide and mental health issues.
  • Media guidelines available here 
Submission Guidelines: 
  • Entries must be submitted by post to the Headline office by Friday 5th April to Awards, Headline, 38 Blessington Street, Dublin 7.
  • Only one piece of work needs to be submitted, however multiple entries will be accepted.
  • Online writing should be printed out and the URL where the piece originally appeared written at the top of the page.
  • Radio Entries are accepted on CD only as MP3.
  • TV or animation entries must be on DVD (VHS entries will not be viewed). No other formats will be accepted.
  • Shortlisted entries will be asked to give written consent to have the winning entry posted on websites or published.
  • You must have the permission of the people interviewed for publication.
Some pointers on quality and content
Positive coverage of suicide and mental health issues can and should:
  •  Be informative, accurate and encourage public understanding;
  •  Promote positive mental health;
  •  Encourage people who may be experiencing difficulties to seek the help that they need;
  •  Provide information on sources of support at local and national level;
  •  Prompt discussion of mental health and suicide related issues;
  •  Challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health problems;
  •  Ensure accuracy by providing expert advice or feature someone with self-experience of a mental health problem.
Please contact Headline on 01 8601549 with any queries.