Prizes will be awarded to journalists who have contributed the most in helping people understand health issues, as well as reflecting expectations and thoughts of patients and health workers. There will also be a special prize for the best article on "stopping smoking."
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of 6,000 euro (£5,273), with 2,500 euro (£2,197) awarded for second place and 1,500 euro (£1,318) for third place.
Articles must have been published in print or on-line between 19 July 2010 and 24 July 2011 and participants may be asked to provide proof that the article has been published. Articles should be at least 3,800 characters in length but must not exceed 20,000 characters.
Campaign topics include: cross-border healthcare, rare diseases, health workforce, patient safety, organ donation and transplantation, cancer, flu vaccination, childhood vaccination, prudent use of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, mental health, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, 24 July 2011.