Applications for $1,000 prizes for excellence in workplace mental health reporting are now open for both English and French language stories.

The Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting has been presented since 2016. This is the first year the French language equivalent, le prix En-Tête pour le reportage en santé mentale au travail, has been available to ensure that journalists working in each language don’t have to compete for a single prize.

“There are differences between the journalistic styles and traditions of English and French media in Canada. Having two equal awards, with separate juries working in their own first language, levels the playing field and enlarges it as well,” said Cliff Lonsdale, president of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, in a press release.

Applications are open until Feb. 15. Winners will be announced at the Canadian Association of Journalists awards gala in Winnipeg on May 4 and the En-Tête award will be presented at la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec awards gala in Montreal on May 5.

For further information, visit the Forum’s website.

Steph Wechsler is J-Source's managing editor.