The Dental Journalism Awards is one of the ICD's longest ongoing projects, and is in its 45th year of competition.  The awards are open to any English language dental publication throughout the world.

The Dental Journalism Awards are to recognize those publications that have exhibited outstanding journalism in content, graphics and improvement during the past year and encourage others to bring their own publication to a higher level.  The competition has been placed in high esteem by Dental Editors and their staffs over the years, shown by the high level of quality publications that have entered the contest each year.

The Dental Journalism Award categories are:


Golden Pen

This award is presented to the editor of a publication that contains an article or series of articles that is of current importance to the dental profession. Editorials are not included in this award category.


Platinum Pencil

This award is presented to the editor whose publication demonstrated outstanding, creative and effective use of graphics, illustrations and design.


Silver Scroll

This award is presented to the editor whose publication demonstrated the most overall improvement during the publication year compared to previous year issues of the publication. Both present and past issues of this publication must be submitted for consideration for this award.


Special Citation

This award is presented to the editor whose publication demonstrates an unusual concept, presentation or other distinctive quality. All entries are considered for this award.


Newsletter

This award is presented to the editor of a newsletter which demonstrates an overall quality of graphics, design and content.


Outstanding Cover

This award is presented to the editor for originality used in graphics and design for covers of dental publications.


Article/Editorial on Leadership

This award is presented to the author of the most outstanding article or editorial that encourages dentists to become involved in leadership positions and/or other activities within their profession.