Here is a sampling of what some editorial professionals had to say about entering the ASHPE Awards Competition:
"I enter the ASHPE competition because it's so well regarded by people in our industry. I'm proud of my work and want to share it with my peers, and I want to see the work they are doing as well. And of course, winning an ASHPE award is a great honor and a way to let my publisher know that high-quality content is still recognized and valued."
Mike Smolinsky, Managing Editor, Neurology Now, Wolters Kluwer Health
"ASHPE's annual competition offers an excellent opportunity to gain recognition in the field of healthcare publishing. The diverse award categories allow us to take stock of all aspects of our work, from writing to design to electronic media. Winning an ASHPE award not only recognizes our past efforts but also helps inspire us for the year ahead."
Jennifer Kearney-Strouse, Editor, ACP Internist, American College of Physicians
"The ASHPE competition is a terrific opportunity for healthcare publishers to assess both their traditional and new media offerings. Participating in this annual award competition not only helps us to review how our editorial products compare with those of peer organizations, but it also serves to challenge our editorial staff to improve continually in the quality, usability, and delivery of our print and electronic publications."
Rick Johnson, Editorial Director, HealthLeaders Media
"JUCM is a relatively new publication that serves a niche market, so being among the winners in the ASHPE competition has helped validate what we're doing with our audience and advertisers. It's also been a nice pat on the back for our art director and contributors who have been honored."
Harris Fleming, Editor, The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine
"Health care journalism is incredibly competitive. That's just one of the reasons why staff at Hospitals & Health Networks is honored every time we bring home a prize in the ASHPE Awards Competition. The awards—both individual and for staff projects—are a recognition of our commitment to our readers and to excellence in journalism."
Matthew Weinstock, Senior Editor, Hospitals & Health Networks
Our editors have worked hard to come to grips with the seismic changes taking place in publishing. They've ventured into unexplored territory, telling stories with new tools and presenting them in new media. Winning 2010 ASHPE awards for both our print and online products validated our efforts and has encouraged us to continue innovating. Now we've set a high bar for ourselves, but we're more motivated than ever to clear it in 2011."
Jack Beaudoin, President, MedTech Media
"Winning an ASHPE Award had always given our staff an opportunity to take even more pride in what they do. Knowing that they are recognized nationally as among the best in healthcare publishing is just another reason morale is so high."
James M. Berklan, Editor, McKnight's Long-Term Care News & McKnight's Assisted Living
"Typically, editors work behind the scenes, while writers and reporters reap the glory and awards for the articles they write. With the ASHPE competition, health care editors get to showcase all the hard work that goes into their publications and gain some nice recognition, too."