Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. However, the $1000 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se but can advance or challenge our understanding of human relationships/behavior and/or the life of the mind.

The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.


Committee on Public Information of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Eligibility Criteria

Any person, including authors, may submit material. To be eligible, work must have been written in English, intended for the layperson, and must have been first published between July 1 and June 30th (the following year). The deadline for submissions is September 18.

Download the submission form.

View past prize winners.


Claire Meyerhoff, Interim Director of Communications