2011 CALL for Nominations: Council on Contemporary Families 2010 Media Awards for Outstanding Coverage of Family Issues
The Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of family researchers, mental health and social practitioners, and clinicians, dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best practices findings about American families.
The Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) announces the opening of nominations for its Ninth Annual Media Awards competition. We honor outstanding journalism that contributes to the public understanding of contemporary family issues, in particular the story behind the story: how diverse families are coping with social and economic change; what they need to flourish; and how these needs can best be met.
The Council will present three awards for outstanding coverage of family issues during 2010: *two for journalism in text form (print- or web-based); and *one for broadcast journalism (audio or video)
Past winners include journalists from USA Today, Time magazine, the Boston Globe, the San Antonio Express-News, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, KPCC (Southern California Public Radio), Thirteen/WNET, AlterNet, the Associated Press, among many others. Stories cover topics ranging from the consequences of parental snooping on tech-obsessed teens to hunger in Oklahoma and the role of religion in American family life. You can read about last year’s winners, who reported on increased medical risks for children born to older fathers, the scientific research behind contemporary parenting issues, and how families are coping with layoffs and financial insecurity at http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/media-awards/.
The award recipients will be honored at the Fourteenth Annual CCF Conference, Tipping Point? When Minority Families Become the Majority, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Media awards will be presented at a plenary luncheon on Friday, April 8.
Nomination: Writers, editors, and producers may self-nominate; CCF members are also encouraged to submit nominations.
Criteria: Submissions must draw on traditional journalistic techniques of interview, observation and documentation. Opinion pieces are not eligible.
*Work must have been published, broadcast, or posted during calendar year 2010. *Video and radio submissions must not exceed 30 minutes. *Written submissions must not exceed 2000 words; excerpts are acceptable. *A series that covers a particular issue over time is eligible.
Deadline for nominations: Friday, January 28, 2011. Winners will be notified by Friday, March 4, 2011. Awards will be presented on Friday, April 8 at noon, at the Council on Contemporary Families 14th Annual Conference, Tipping Point? When Minority Families Become the Majority, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winners are invited to attend the entire conference in full. We urge winners to accept their awards in person.
CCF will cover airfare and hotel expenses for our honorees. At the plenary session where awards are presented, winners are invited to speak for five minutes on emerging issues affecting American families and how CCF members and supporters can help the media cover these stories effectively.
Mark Your Calendars for CCF's 14th Annual Conference The topic of our 14th Annual Conference, April 8-9, 2011, is “Tipping Point? When Minority Families Become the Majority.” Panels in our customary brief formal presentation/long dialogue format will convene experts on the topics listed below. Please join us for these compelling sessions, as well as for networking opportunities and to discuss current research on family issues.
Following is the Council on Contemporary Families 9th Annual Media Awards Nomination Form. * * *
Council on Contemporary Families 9th Annual Media Awards Nomination Form
Deadline for entries: Friday, January 28, 2011 Winners will be notified by Friday, March 4th Awards presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on Friday, April 8, 2011
Criteria *Work must have been published, broadcast, or posted during calendar year 2010. *Video and radio submissions must not exceed 30 minutes. *Written submissions must not exceed 2000 words; excerpts are acceptable. *A series that covers a particular issue over time is eligible.
Pamela Anne Quiroz, Chair, CCF Media Committee, University of Illinois at Chicago, 3238 EPASW, 1040 W. Harrison M/C 147, Chicago IL 60607. Email: email@example.com, Phone: (708) 769-2890.
The nominations should include:
YOUR NAME: POSITION: MEDIA OUTLET: MAILING ADDRESS: EMAIL ADDRESS: DAYTIME TELEPHONE: WORK(S) FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS AWARD: Please list titles& dates published, along with URLs for electronic versions. If there is any contextual information that you think would be useful, please provide it here. Thank you for your submission!