ECNP Media Award
For contributions to destigmatising disorders of the brain
The ECNP Media Award is created in recognition of major contributions to destigmatising disorders of the brain in any medium, like journalism, literature, dance, film or theatre.
The objective of this award is to inform and educate the European public about the personal and social impact of disorders of the brain.
The award may be given for a specific product or project published, broadcast or posted online within Europe, in any European language. The medium should help to create awareness, make the science of brain disorders accessible to the general public and clarify the underlying science.
The award winner will be presented with a € 5,000 prize at the ECNP Congress. Travel to and accommodation at the congress will also be covered.
An application should meet the following criteria:
- Promoting a better understanding of the complexity and impact of disorders of the brain (mental, neurological, vascular, etc.), both as a lived experience and social phenomenon.
- Stimulating discussion and thought on disorders of the brain and their treatment.
- Challenging stereotypes and stigma around disorders of the brain.
- Portraying disorders of the brain in a way that is balanced and scientifically accurate.
- Reaching a wide audience.
Apply for this award
It is no longer possible to apply for the ECNP Media Award (deadline was 15 January 2013).
The winner of the first ECNP Media Award is: Science Media Centre, United Kingdom.
The Science Media Centre, London, wins the 2012 ECNP Media Award
08 May 2012