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            -- Applications cannot be accepted anymore as the deadline was July 14, 2016 --

“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

World Health Summit Press Conference

Format: Journalist Award
Target Audience: Young Professionals
Submission Deadline: July 14, 2016
Prize Money: 500 Euro
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To support the recognition of emerging young medical science journalists and their contribution towards public understanding of science, we present the “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award.

2016 Winners

(in alphabetic order)

Dara Mohammadi Huntington’s Disease: The New Gene Therapy That Sufferers Cannot Afford The Guardian
Kolawole TalabiYellow Card: The Colour Of
Kait BolongaroTesting For Down Syndrome Remains Controversial In GermanyDeutsche Welle
Anja Krug-MetzingerHearing VoicesRadio Bremen / ARTE
Ankur PaliwalThe Curse That Shoes Can BreakNautilus



Five outstanding young candidates will be invited to participate in the World Health Summit (October 9-11, 2016), meet the world’s leading minds in the healthcare sector and increase their professional network. More than 1,500 participants from all health-related areas will be present at the Summit – from Nobel Prize laureates and Ministers to CEOs, internationally leading researchers and future leaders.

We are therefore offering:

  • a unique international networking and learning opportunity, for a genuine career head-start.
  • prize money of 500 Euro to recompense travel expenses.
  • recognition on the WHS website, plugs in social media, a mention in the WHS newsletter
  • support on interview requests and investigations concerning our topics and speakers.
  • a certificate, presented by the WHS Presidents.

Terms of Application

  • Submission of one article with a focus on the general topic of “Health”, which must have been published after January 1, 2015. The article must be informed by an appropriate scientific background.
  • The article may be published in any form: print, digital, audible or visual. Audio and video content should be submitted via a corresponding web-link.
  • Submissions will be accepted from all countries; however the content should be in English. Translations will be accepted if the original article is attached.
  • Applicants should be at the beginning of their journalistic career with a maximum of 5 years of experience.
  • A short CV (one page), and a copy of a current passport must accompany the submission.
  • Contact and application: science-journalist-award(at)


All applications send in before Sunday, July 14, 2016, will be considered by an expert panel representing the institutions granting the award. Winning candidates will be informed by mid August. Please note that winners will be responsible for organizing their own transport and accommodation.

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