We're delighted to be supporting the Roses - a series of awards a celebration of the best coverage of older people’s issues in all media, from news to soaps, including a special Gransnet Award for portrayals of older people in films or TV drama. Nominate your candidates for an award in this and other categories.
The awards are named after an incredible woman called Rose Hacker who became a journalist for the Camden New Journal at the tender age of 100. GeraldineGransnet will be chairing the judges and the Roses will be awarded at a ceremony in London in November. Prizes (and in one case, brickbats) will be awarded in the following categories:
1. Best factual newspaper or magazine article about older people’s issues
2. Best factual radio programme about older people’s issues
3. Best factual TV programme about older people’s issues
4. Best factual new media/social media content about older people’s issues
5. Best coverage of issues around dementia and/or social care (Barchester special award)
6. Best provision of advice and information through the media to older people (Independent Age special award)
7. Best older person’s character in a film, TV or radio drama (Gransnet special award, voted on by the readers of Gransnet)
8. Best use of photography to illustrate older people’s issues
9. ‘The Thorn Award’: worst example of stereotyping, factual error or misleading information in the coverage of older people’s issues
10. Overall award winner, The ‘Rose Hacker Award’: best overall contribution to the debate on older people’s issues
Nominations are now open. Please add your suggestions to the thread - and gransnetters will be given a chance to vote on these in October. To qualify, nominations must have first appeared in the media after 1 September 2011.
Do also nominate in other categories. You can do this very easily by completing the form here.
The Roses are supported by Independent Age and Barchester Healthcare.
Independent Age is a unique and growing charity, providing information, advice and support to thousands of older people across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It has recently merged with two other older people's charities, Counsel and Care and Universal Beneficent Society, to provide a broader range of services than any of the charities could provide separately. For more information visit: www.independentage.org
Barchester Healthcare is recognised as a UK major care provider, committed to delivering high quality care. The organisation has grown from one that focused on older people needing nursing care in high quality environments to providing personalised support for adults of all ages with a range of disabilities, including dedicated dementia care.