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Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena.

The $1,000 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind.

The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.


Committee on Public Information

Eligibility Criteria

Any person, including authors, may submit material. To be eligible, work must have been written in English, intended for the layperson, and must have been first published between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 for decision in October 2014. The deadline for submissions is September 16, 2014.

Click here to download the submission form.


Geralyn Lederman, Director of Public Affairs