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
- Orla Ryan (NUIG) Me, myself and mental health Online
- Sean Dunne (NUIG) Cyberbullying – How the virtual became a reality Radio
- Tiberio Ventura (GCD) Psychiatric Clinic Photography
Headline is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Award for Student Journalism
- 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- All forms of media will be considered; written, (published or unpublished) broadcasted on television, radio, internet or otherwise.
Coverage must adhere to the various media guidelines for reporting on suicide and mental health issues.
- Media guidelines available here
- 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.