The 2014 Skin Cancer Foundation Media Award

Glamour magazine was awarded the 2014 Media Award at The Skin Cancer Foundation Gala, the first time the publication has won the distinction.

The Skin Cancer Foundation annually recognizes excellence in skin cancer editorial coverage with its annual Media Award. The Award, which is announced at The Skin Cancer Foundation Gala, honors excellence in medically accurate skin cancer-related coverage that addresses skin cancer prevention, early detection, or treatment.

The 2014 Media Award finalists included:

  • Glamour for “The Five Skin Cancer Mistakes We All Make”
  • Health Magazine for “Are You Getting a Good Skin Check? Are you Sure?” 
  • Real Simple for “What’s Your Excuse?”
  • Refinery 29 for “I Was A Teenage Tanner”
  • Women’s Health for “Exposed…Sun Mistakes You’re Probably Making”

Danielle Kosecki, Health Editor at Glamour, accepted the award on behalf of the magazine.

Glamour has published articles on skin cancer for eight years in a row, she said – and this year’s winning article showed that doing so was important.

“This year we polled one thousand readers and we found out that most of them are severely underestimating their skin cancer risk,” Kosecki told more than 400 guests at the gala. “So, we plan to keep talking about prevention, detection and treatment until that number gets to zero.”

The 2014 Media Award entries were evaluated by Skin Cancer Foundation editorial staff and The Skin Cancer Foundation Senior Vice Presidents Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, and Ronald L. Moy, MD. The entries were judged based on excellence in writing, use of compelling visuals and how social media efforts were used to further the article’s message.

“We would like to congratulate all five finalists for their exceptional work,” Dr. Sarnoff said. “Each article, in its own way, communicates important, lifesaving information to its respective audience.”

Ronald L. Moy, MD, and Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD pose with the 2014 Media Award Winner, Glamour Health Editor Danielle Kosecki