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About the 28th Annual National Health
Information Awards:

In 2021, the National Health Information Awards celebrates 28 years of honoring high-quality consumer health information. The National Health Information Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other HIRC programs include the Digital Health Awards.

All materials and/or programs developed and/or distributed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are eligible for the 2021 competition. The materials or programs submitted must have been developed for use by consumers, not health professionals. Due to the continuing Covid-19 crisis, entries for this year must be submitted in a digital format: either upload a PDF copy or provide a direct link (URL) for your entry.


Call for JudgesEntry Categories and Divisions:
There are 21 entry categories and 17 entry divisions for the 2021 competition.

Entry Fee:
$65 per entry • $55 for entries submitted by 3/31/21
(Certain categories require an extra fee.)

Entry Deadline:
April 23, 2021 • March 31, 2021 early entry deadline

Awards Presented:
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit certificates will be awarded by Class, Division and Category. Using a rating scale of 1 to 100 points, a panel of consumer health experts from across the nation will judge the entries based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted audience and overall quality. All judges’ decisions are final. Winners will be announced in late summer.

Online Entry for 2021:
Entry information must be submitted online in 3 simple steps:

  1. Review the entry guidelines.
  2. Complete the online entry form and upload your entry in a digital format.
  3. Submit credit card payment when you check out on our secure online entry form. Checks are accepted, but entry will not be processed until payment is received. See online entry form for details.

Recognition:
2021 winners will receive Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Merit recognition certificates, a one-year license to use the awards program logo for marketing, listing on healthawards.com, and an awards packet with sample media materials to help promote the achievement.

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