Global Health Reporting Contest 2016


July 24, 2016

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About program

The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

Now in its third year, ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aims to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will feature country-and region-specific webinars to allow contest winners to continue the conversation and solidify their local networks of health reporters.

There will also be a contest launch webinar featuring discussions with senior health journalists and contest winners from the 2014 and 2015 programs and ICFJ staff. To sign up and learn more about the webinar, click the original link. The chat will take place Wednesday, July 13th at 9:00 A.M. EDT.


Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions to recognize high quality coverage of maternal and child health, as well as other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccinations.

Main topics

To qualify for the contest, stories must focus on key health topics in the journalists’ regions and be published, broadcasted, or posted online in Brazil, China, India, Russia, or sub-Saharan Africa between Monday, February 1st, 2016 and Sunday, July 24th, 2016. The deadline for submitting stories is Sunday, July 24th, 2016.

Contest topics may include:

• Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
• Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
• Preventing malnutrition;
• Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
• Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
• Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.

Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region. Submissions will be accepted in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin/Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation. Applicants may submit more than one entry.

Previous contests include the 2014 Global Health Reporting Contest and the 2015 Global Health Reporting Contest. This program is made possible with the support of Johnson & Johnson.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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July 14, 2016
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