Nominations open for the Mind Media Awards
Posted Tuesday 3 May 2011
Our awards honour the very best media portrayals and reporting of mental distress across broadcast, print and digital media.
Mind is pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for this year’s prestigious Mind Media Awards.
The event, to be held at the British Film Institute on Monday 28 November 2011, honours the very best media portrayals and reporting of mental distress across broadcast, print and digital media.
Our independent judging panel comprises BAFTA award-winning writers, leading journalists, TV and radio personalities. The awards recognise those who have successfully challenged the misinformation and stereotypes that surround mental health problems, and most importantly produced work that includes the voices of people who have experienced mental health problems.
Programme makers, journalists and producers of digital media are invited to submit entries in any of the following categories:
Presented to a factual TV or online programme of at least 15 minutes duration.
2010 winner: Sectioned (BBC Four)
Awarded to a factual, drama or docu-drama radio programme of at least 15 minutes duration.
2010 winner: Anatomy of a Mental Illness (BBC Radio 4)
News and current affairs
A news item, current affairs feature or item with a news ‘hook’ from a bulletin, magazine style programme or chat show, no longer than 15 minutes duration from TV, radio or online.
2010 winner: Global Mental Health Series (BBC World Service)
A single or continual drama transmitted on TV or online.
2010 winner: Shameless (Channel 4)
A TV, radio or online drama transmitted in half hour episodes twice or more each week.
2010 winner: Eastenders (BBC One)
Awarded to an individual or organisation that has embraced new media to raise awareness about mental health issues. Entries can range from blogs, social media campaigns or websites and must include evidence of reach and impact.
2010 winner: BBC Headroom
Journalist of the Year
Awarded to a journalist (print, broadcast or online) for persistently good reporting and making an outstanding contribution to raising public awareness of mental health issues.
2010 winner: Dr Max Pemberton (Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard)
Student Journalist of the Year
Recognises the work of a student journalist (broadcast, print or online) for content that shows excellence in explaining mental health problems, tackling discrimination and taking a fresh perspective.
2010 winner: Jennie Agg (University of Manchester)
To be eligible for the Mind Media Awards, programmes must have been transmitted on television or radio in the UK, or have been available online between 7 June 2010 and 7 June 2011.
(Please note that the eligibility dates for the Journalist of the Year and Student Journalist of the Year are slightly different; from 23 March 2010 to 7 June 2011).
The deadline for entries is 15 July 2011
For more information about the categories, criteria and how to enter please visit our Mind Media Awards site.
You can also join the conversation on Twitter with @Mind_charity using the tag #mindmedia
Notes to editors
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