THE LUV U PROJECT PRESENTS NEW PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH JOURNALISM
As one of its major new initiatives, The Luv u Project proudly announces the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting, a $10,000 prize for exemplary journalism on this important social issue. The Award aims to bring mental health to the forefront of news media.
The Award features a partnership between The Luv u Project and the National Press Foundation (NPF). The NPF will administer the entire process and recruit a panel of judges to determine the winner. The winner will be announced in May 2016, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.
According to Founder and President, C. Richard Mattingly, The Luv u Project had been seeking, for months, the most responsible way to bring attention to mental health and the Project’s mission. After seeking advice from a cadre of experts in several industries and fields, a new journalism award resonated as a significant opportunity.
“Mental health is a major concern that is not being given enough attention,” says Mattingly. “With this prize, we hope to help provide the focus that this topic deserves, by rewarding journalists on a level similar to that of the Pulitzer.”
Entrants are encouraged to submit their work on the subject of mental health from print, broadcast, and online media, published between March 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016. The application window will open January 1, 2016, with a deadline of March 15, 2016.
For additional information on the award contact: [email protected] or call 240-614-7766