Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards

Enter the 2020 MORE Awards competition today!
The Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards — created by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) — recognizes and honors efforts by journalists that furthe
r the public’s understanding of musculoskeletal health issues and encourages healthy behaviors in the care of bones and joints. 

Eligible entries must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2018 and October 1, 2019. The submission process is free and easy. Read the full entry guidelines or enter the MORE Awards below, or contact with additional questions.

2020 MORE Awards Entry Guidelines
The Annual MORE Awards: Recognizes excellence in reporting accurate musculoskeletal health and issues and encouraging healthy behaviors in the care of bones and joints.

MORE Awards will be given to media across six categories: national & local print journalism, national & local broadcast journalism, web-specific journalism and advocacy journalism.

The Advocacy category will accept entries that recognize excellence in reporting musculoskeletal health programs at the federal, state and local levels as well as emphasizing the importance of research funding for the advancement of orthopaedics.

To qualify for a MORE Award all entrants must be journalists or freelance writers/editors/producers in either print, broadcast or online journalism. Entries must have either been published or broadcast between October 1, 2018 and October 1, 2019.

All entries must be written for a CONSUMER audience.

All entries (along with supporting PDF of story, or video, or radio file) should be submitted to

Entry Deadline
Entries must be received on or before 5pm CT on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY EXTENSIONS due to a tight judging schedule.

Judging Criteria and Timing
Each entry for the MORE Awards will be evaluated by a panel of orthopaedic surgeons based on the following criteria:
  1. Accurately report on new trends, procedures, technologies or news as they relate to orthopaedics or the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints;
  2. Medical and technical accuracy and completeness;
  3. Clarity and style; and,
  4. Original and creative concept.
If, in the opinion of the judges, an entry is submitted in the wrong category, the AAOS reserves the right to transfer the submission to another more appropriate category.

Awards Presentation
All winners will be notified in Spring 2020.

Retention of Entries
All entries become the property of AAOS and will not be returned.
MORE Awards Entry Form


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