LONDON, ON, January 3, 2023 /CNW/ – Applications for the 2022 Mindset Awards for Mental Health Reporting are open today through January 27. The awards recognize excellence in reporting over the past year in two categories: workplace mental health and young people’s mental health. Rules and online application forms are available at Mindset website.
Applications for En-Tête equivalent awards for French reporting will be opened on February 21. Entry periods are staggered this year because the presentation of the English awards will be earlier than usual, in April, while the French presentations will be a little later, the Canadian Violence and Trauma Journalism Forum has announced.
Applications for the Mindset and En-Tête awards are open to individual journalists as well as Canadian media organizations. The first prizes in each of the four competitions are set at 1000 dollars in cash and framed certificates. There is no entry fee.
Mindset and En-Tête are of Canada leading guides to mental health reporting, written on a journalist-to-journalist basis. The guides are financially supported by the Mental Health Commission of Canadabut editorial control rests with the Forum.
The Mindset Award for Youth Mental Health Reporting, along with its French counterpart, is sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association.
The Mindset Award for workplace mental health reporting, along with its French counterpart, is sponsored by Workplace strategies for mental health, compliments of Canada Life. WSMH serves as a resource for journalists covering mental health issues in the workplace.
Sponsors play no role in judging finalists or winners, who are selected by subject-specific and language-specific judges independent of the Forum, the Mental Health Commission, the award sponsor, and any Canadian media organization. Lawyers are generally experienced journalists, journalism instructors or mental health experts in an appropriate field.
The Mindset Awards will be presented to the winners at the Canadian Association of Journalists’ national conference in Vancouver, April 14-16, 2023. The En-Tête Awards will be presented at a special event in Montreal at a date to be confirmed in June. Further information will be made available at website header.
The Forum is an educational charity concerned with the physical and emotional wellbeing of journalists, their audiences and those they report on. Aspects of her work in addition to these awards are supported by The Globe and Mail, CBC News and Sociéte Radio-Canada.
The Forum is a member of ACOS, an international association of organizations promoting a Culture of Safety in journalism worldwide.
We thank CNW for supporting this announcement.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma
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