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17-Mar-2017 11:59 PM (GMT -5:00)

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Thank you for your interest in the Rally Awards. The contest is currently closed for submissions. Questions? Please email us or click the "Contact the Organizer" link at the bottom of this page.

Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the general public to understand. At the nexus of trauma, violence, crime and public health, news coverage on sexual assault and rape often lacks the depth of context connecting specific events with broader social patterns. Responsible and high-impact reporting uses statistics, stories and background to enhance public understanding of how sexual violence impacts individuals, families and communities. Excellence in coverage of sexual violence highlights the spectrum of sexual violence and range of people affected. Most importantly, effective reporting on sexual violence conveys the scope of the problem while also identifying solutions and challenging the notion that these acts are inevitable. The RALLY Awards competition is designed to enhance public understanding of sexual violence and to promote media coverage with context and credibility. The RALLYs honor the highest level of journalistic achievement for reporting on sexual violence.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected for each of the four categories. Finalists will be announced on or around April 20, 2017. RALLYs winners will be presented at the Raliance Media Summit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

The Raliance Media Summit is a free, one-day event that will bring journalists together to discuss reporting on sexual violence. The event will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation, located at 1330 G Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. For more information or to register, click here.