RCPA External Awards

The following Awards include external awards available to RCPA Fellows and awards offered by the College to Journalists, Medical and Dental students and Pathologists or Pathology Trainees from Developing Countries.

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) Media Awards recognise excellence in journalism relating to pathology.

There are two categories: print/online (trade publication, newspaper, magazine or website) and broadcast (TV or radio). In each category, there is a $2,000 prize for the media professional who is judged to have best portrayed issues within the field of pathology.

Work published or broadcast in Australia and New Zealand between June 2021 - February 2022 will be eligible to win the awards.

Members and employees of the RCPA, its public affairs advisors and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Articles from RCPA publications are not eligible.

The judge’s decision will be final.  The prizes may be divided where entrants are given equal ratings by the judges. In addition, the judges have the right to choose to not make an award in any category when, in their opinion, the entries in that category are not of a sufficient standard to merit an award.

Judging Panel
 The prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges which will include: 

  • Two members from the editorial committee of Pathway and/or the RCPA’s PR advisors
  • The CEO of the RCPA
  • Two Fellows from the RCPA
Judging Criteria
 Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in order of importance: 
  • Effectiveness in giving readers/listeners/viewers a greater awareness and understanding of the importance and value to the community of the work of pathologists
  • Audience appeal and relevance
  • Accuracy and objectivity
  • Presentation
Presentation of the Awards
All nominations should be submitted by COB Friday 25th February 2022.  The winner will be announced on Friday 4 March at the RCPA’s Pathology Update 2022 event held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), in Sydney.
Entries can be nominated by a journalist, media professional, Pathology Fellow or member of the public.
Entries should be emailed to:
Emma Brown: emma@thepublicrelationsagency.com
How to nominate yourself
Complete the attached entry form and send it with the following:
  • The name of the writer and a statement of 200 words (maximum) outlining why the entry should be considered
  • Where possible, please supply a copy of the article or broadcast

About the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia:
The RCPA is the leading professional organisation representing pathologists, medical specialists and scientists who provide pathology testing in Australasia.  Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.

Media enquiries:

Dr Debra Graves
Chief Executive Officer
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
+61 2 8356 5858

Linsey Brown
Managing Director
The Public Relations Agency
+61 425 514 005

Emma Brown
Senior Account Manager
The Public Relations Agency
+61 488 055 334

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