Call for Submissions: 2024 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism
Awardees will receive $5,000 unrestricted cash prize
PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is inviting journalists to submit their stories for the 2024 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism. This prestigious prize serves to recognize professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories that enhance the public’s understanding of cancer, cancer research, cancer advocacy, or cancer policy. Each award is accompanied by a $5,000 unrestricted cash prize.
The AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism is open to print, broadcast, and online professional journalists whose stories appear in media that target a lay public audience. Journalists may submit stories for consideration in four categories: newspapers; magazines; online/multimedia; and television/radio/podcasts. A list of the 2023 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism recipients is available on the AACR website.
To be eligible for the 2024 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism, submissions must have been published or broadcast for the first time between December 1, 2022, and November 30, 2023. All submissions must be in English, or accurately translated into English. The deadline for submission is Thursday, December 7, 2023. The 2024 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism presentation ceremony will take place during the AACR Annual Meeting 2024 in San Diego, April 5-10.
This year’s judging panel will be comprised of a collection of esteemed journalists, communications professors, cancer researchers, and patient advocates. Past panels have included media professionals who have worked for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, FORTUNE, ABC News, NBC News, and NPR and PBS member stations. The prize is funded by a major bequest to the AACR from June L. Biedler, PhD, a scientist, mentor, pioneer in cancer research, and former member of the AACR Board of Directors.
For more information or to submit a story to be considered for this year’s prize, visit the AACR website or email Patrick Williams, PhD, senior scientific research analyst and staff liaison to the AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism at [email protected].