Media Festival

2013 HeSCA Media Festivals

Unfortunately HeSCA will not be having a media festival this year.

If you haven’t already done so, please join the HeSCA group on LinkedIn.  All announcements about future festivals and other activities will be posted there.  Information about LinkedIn can be found here.



Information on last year’s festival follows:

The Health and Science Communications Association is proud to announce the 38th annual HeSCA Media Festi­vals. The Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media. Our goal is to showcase and recognize those individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.

Productions entered in the competition are subjected to a demanding peer review using standardized judging criteria. A select number of these entries are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, June 23, 2012.

The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience so that your entry will be judged with comparable productions. Review the Festival and audience descriptions before completing the entry form so that your work will be assigned to the appropriate judging panel.

The purpose of the HeSCA Media Festival is to award health communications media demonstrating outstanding media design and production values. The HeSCA Media Festival is judged by leading biocommunication professionals with currency in the field. The criteria used in evaluating media are technical quality, production values and techniques, educational design, technological innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship of the media product.

Note: Judges of the HeSCA Media Festival do not judge the content (e.g., science, medical technique, therapy, or application) of a particular media production, and the content and opinions reflected in the media submitted are solely the opinions of the author(s) and are not endorsed by HeSCA.

Entries, Forms & Fees must be RECEIVED by February 29, 2012