Nominate television and film productions now for the 2018 Voice Awards!
Nominate Television and Film Productions for 2018 Voice Awards
Do you know of a television show or film that features a dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayal of people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders? Nominate it for a 2018 Voice Award using the Television and Film Production Nomination Form.
Eligible productions must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2017.
NOTE: Only productions that have been distributed in the United States are eligible for recognition.
All nominations are due by March 16.
Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.
What Makes a Good Voice Awards Nomination?
The spirit of the Voice Awards program is to be dignified, accurate, and respectful. While people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders face a variety of challenges, they also have a range of talents that make communities stronger. The Voice Awards celebrates this by honoring those who use their extremely visible, influential, and powerful platform—television and film—to make sure this reality reaches the public.
For serious consideration by the Voice Awards judges, productions nominated in the television and film category should portray:
- Experiences that convey people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders’ struggles with housing, employment, and community acceptance
- True representations of behavioral health symptoms and disorders
- The potential for and journey of recovery
- A sense of hope and optimism
If you’re still not sure whether a production you’re considering nominating will pass the test, ask yourself if it embodies an aspect, or aspects, of SAMHSA’s tagline: Behavioral health is essential to health. Prevention works. Treatment is effective. People recover.