Can you write or broadcast a winning epilepsy feature in 20 days?

TWO £300 media prizes are waiting to be won by journalists and broadcasters who can submit their award-winning epilepsy feature, whether printed, online or broadcast in Scotland during 1 February 2012-31 January 2013.

Deadline driven entrants have 20 days left to convey a newsworthy story about epilepsy that informs readers or listeners about this common but serious neurological condition. The kudos of collecting either Epilepsy Scotland media award awaits.

The judging panel now includes NUJ Scottish Organiser, Paul Holleran; Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead; and crime writer, Michael Malone.

Pick up your pen, or mouse, to cover any aspect of epilepsy by 31 January and perhaps you will be picking up our Media award on Thursday 25 April at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow before 350 guests.


Notes to editor 

  1. Media entries will have been published or appeared online/ were broadcast between 1 February 2012 and 31 January 2013.  Printed articles, in the Scottish press and magazines principally serving the Scottish market, or online features/broadcasts by Scottish radio or television stations can be considered.
  1. Any aspect of epilepsy can be covered.  Individual journalists or broadcasters may submit more than one entry about epilepsy. Entrants can talk over ideas for possible stories with Public Affairs Officer, Allana Parker.
  1. Entries can either be the original cutting(s), be printed from the online source or be taken from the original broadcast subject to copyright.
  1. All print entries should be mounted on A4 or A3 paper. Each must include the name of the newspaper in which it was published and the date of publication. Online and broadcast entries should also give the date and origin of transmission with a link to the host site. A separate A4 sheet listing the name, postal, email address and a contact telephone number for the journalist will accompany each entry.
  1. Entries must reach the Public Affairs Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 15 February 2013.  The address for entries is: Epilepsy Scotland, 48 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 IJL. Epilepsy Scotland staff and board members will not be eligible to enter. If a submission does not adhere to the competition rules, it will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of the judging panel.
  1. The winning journalist/broadcaster in each of the two award categories will receive £300 and a framed certificate. These will be presented during an award ceremony on Thursday 25 April 2013 at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow where our black tie gala dinner is being held. Full details are available on our website:

Contact: Allana Parker
Phone: 07884012147