OEMME Awards

ACOEM’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Media Excellence Awards


Submit a 2022 OEMME Award Nomination

2022 OEMME Award Nominations are due by 11:59 PM CST, December 1, 2021


2022 OEMME Call for Submissions

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is
soliciting nominations for the 2022 Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Media Excellence Awards (OEMMEs), a series of awards to recognize and honor
efforts by journalists who promote understanding of occupational and
environmental medicine and/or increase public awareness of workplace health,
prevention, and/or wellbeing.  


Nominee Criteria

Entrants are to be full-time journalists or freelance writers/editors/producers in print, broadcast, or online journalism. Entries should have been written/prepared for a consumer audience. Work for industry or OEM/trade-specific media is not eligible.


2022 Award Media Entry Time Frame

Published or broadcast on or between December 1, 2020, and November 30, 2021


Award Categories
  •  Broadcast Journalism (TV / Internet Livestream)
  • Written Journalism (Newspaper / Online Journalism)
    • Small / Medium Market (one award)
      • <50,000 paid circulation (online and hard copy)
    • Large Market / Network (one award)
      • >50,000 paid circulation (online and hard copy)
  • Multimedia Journalism (Digital Storytelling / Other) (two awards)
  • Student Journalism (one award)
    • Full time students in secondary / college / university education working toward a diploma or degree
  • SPECIAL 2022 CATEGORY: COVID-19 (one award)
    • Any submission in any category with a COVID-19 / global pandemic theme may be considered for this special award. Note: only one OEMME may be awarded per individual. 

Entrants should nominate a specific article / story / report which promotes the understanding of occupational and environmental health and safety and/or is aimed to increase public awareness of workplace health, prevention, and/or wellbeing. Entries will be evaluated on accuracy, originality, creativity, fairness, balance, and objectivity. 
 
Note: ACOEM is not seeking endorsement from news/media agencies or outlets, and ACOEM endorsement of a news/media agency or outlet is not implied. The OEMME Awards are intended to increase the visibility of occupational and environmental medicine by honoring journalists who promote worker health / safety / wellness / well-being and / or contribute to enhancing the visibility of the specialty.


Award Notification and Presentation

The OEMME Awards will be presented at ACOEM’s 2022 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), May 1-4, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. OEMME Award winners are invited to accept their award in person at AOHC and provide a brief acceptance speech. Complimentary AOHC registration will be provided. Exact date and time of the OEMME Awards Ceremony is TBD.


Submit a 2022 OEMME Award Nomination

Questions? Contact Erin Ransford, ACOEM's Director of Engagement, at erin@acoem.org.