Thank you for your interest in our Media Award contest! The award recognizes excellence in print, broadcast and online journalism that addresses skin cancer prevention, early detection, and/or treatment. The 2019 winner was announced at The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala, held October 17 at The Plaza in New York. Parents magazine won for the article, “Here Comes the Sunscreen” by Leslie Goldman. The award was accepted by Parents Executive Editor Julia Edelstein.
The 2019 Media Award entries were evaluated by Skin Cancer Foundation Senior Vice Presidents C. William Hanke, MD, and Ronald L. Moy, MD as well as Skin Cancer Foundation editorial staff members.
The entries were judged based on excellence in writing/production, medical accuracy, the use of compelling visuals and how well social media efforts were used to further the article’s message. Entries were narrowed down to three finalists who were invited to attend the Gala. In addition to the award presented to the winner, all finalists and the winner will receive a specially designed emblem graphic for use in-book, online and in any related PR and marketing initiatives. The 2019 finalists:
- KDVR-TV, Fox 31 News Denver: “When Skin Cancer Hits Home”
- Parents magazine, June 2019: “Here Comes the Sunscreen”
- Today.com: “What Does Foot Melanoma Look Like? Skin Cancer Can Hide as Spot on Sole”
The Skin Cancer Foundation will begin accepting submissions for next years’ Media Award in August 2020. For more information, please contact email@example.com.