Media Awards

The Excellence in Dental Journalism Award was inaugurated in 2009 as a way of raising community awareness of oral health issues through media coverage. With two separate prizes awarded for print media and electronic media, each carrying a cash prize of $5000, the Award encourages journalists to place a much-needed emphasis on good oral health and the significant influence it has on general wellbeing. In turn, it is hoped that this increased focus will motivate government and policy makers to make a greater investment in this important area of public health.

The next Excellence in Dental Journalism Award is due to be presented at the 2019 Australian Dental Congress, with eligible articles needing to be published between 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2018.

Award nominations are now closed.


  • Entry Form

    If you're a member of the media who has raised community awareness regarding the link between good dental health and general health, then you are encouraged to submit your piece for consideration.

  • Terms and Conditions

    This document explains the aims of the ADA’s Excellence in Dental Journalism Awards, along with eligibility and judging criteria.

  • Media Award Recipients

    The ADA greatly values the contributions of those who have given so much to the dental profession and in this section you will find the recipients of the awards the Association bestows on many deserved recipients.