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Call for Entries: 2020 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism

Submission deadline is November 12

PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announces the call for entries for the 2020 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, a program to raise awareness of the critical role the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

The AACR Biedler Prize was established in 2015 to showcase outstanding examples of cancer journalism, and to recognize individual professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories with a $5,000 unrestricted cash prize.

The prize is funded by a major bequest to the AACR from June L. Biedler, PhD, a scientist, mentor, and pioneer in cancer research, and former member of the AACR Board of Directors. In honor of Biedler’s exceptional efforts to further science and health care communications, the prize honors and rewards outstanding journalistic coverage that enhances the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, cancer advocacy or cancer policy.

A panel of esteemed journalists and communications professors, cancer researchers, and patient advocates judge each prize entry. Past panels have included media professionals who have worked for NBC News, FORTUNE, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and PBS, among others.

The AACR Biedler Prize is open to print, broadcast, and online professional journalists whose stories appear in media that target a lay public audience. The AACR Biedler Prize consists of six submission categories: large newspaper (circulation over 100,000); small newspaper (circulation under 100,000); magazine; online/multimedia; television; and radio.

The 2019 AACR Biedler Prize recipients were:

For more information on past recipients, please visit the AACR website.

The 2020 AACR Biedler Prize will be presented during the Opening Ceremony at the AACR Annual Meeting, which will be held from Friday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 29 in San Diego.

For more information or to submit a story to be considered for the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, visit the AACR website or email [email protected].