AAOS opens MORE Awards competition

ROSEMONT, Ill.Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Entry to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) 2016 MORE Awards is now open. These awards recognize excellence in accurate reporting on musculoskeletal health issues, healthy behaviors, and high-quality care of bones and joints. The Academy invites all journalists to submit their stories of prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal issues, or stories of recovery from these injuries or conditions. Members of the public also may nominate a story for a MORE Award.

The submission process is easy and free of cost. Simply email the story link to The entry deadline is Monday, October 12, 2015 and entries must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2014 and October 1, 2015.

Stories can cover any bone and joint health-related topic, whether it’s on a particular orthopaedic condition, clinical research, musculoskeletal health trend, health policy as it relates to bone and joint health, orthopaedic injuries or innovative treatment options.

MORE Awards will be given to stories written or produced for a consumer audience in the following categories:

  • National & Local Print Journalism: newspapers, magazines.
  • National & Local Broadcast Journalism: television, radio.
  • Web-specific Journalism: stories created exclusively for an online audience.
  • Advocacy and Health Policy Journalism: newspapers, magazines, Internet, television, radio.

“Journalists are our partners in providing the public with accurate, helpful bone and joint health information,” said AAOS President David D. Teuscher, MD. “There are many award-worthy reporters who go the extra mile to cover stories that are beneficial and insightful to their readers and viewers. Each year, through the MORE Awards, we look forward to honoring those journalists for their diligent and excellence in reporting.”

The MORE Awards will be presented at an evening banquet in Washington, D.C. at the Academy’s National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference on May 5, 2016.

The 2015 MORE Award winners were a diverse group of health and medical writers, producers and
freelance reporters working for print, broadcast and online outlets, including:

  • ESPN
  • U.S. News and World Report 
  • Women’s Health Magazine
  • USA Today 
  • National Public Radio

View the complete list of 2015 Winners.

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