Voice Awards to take place August 13 in Royce Hall, Los Angeles

Nominate Television and Film Productions

If you know of a television or film production that educates the public about behavioral health, submit a nomination for a Voice Award.

Nominate a television or film production for a 2014 Voice Award. To be eligible, a production must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2013, and contain a positive behavioral health storyline.

Nominations are Due by Friday, April 25, 2014

To submit a nomination, download and complete the television and film production nomination form (PDF | 277 KB, DOC | 365 KB). If available, forward a DVD(s) of the production you are nominating. Mail your nomination to the following address:

ATTN: Voice Awards
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20037
202–331–9420 (Fax)

Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number an individual can submit.

What Makes a Good Voice Awards Nomination?

The spirit of the Voice Awards most importantly is to be dignified, accurate, and respectful. While people with mental health 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 health and/or substance use disorders who struggle with housing, employment, and overall community acceptance
  • True representations of 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 for a nomination 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. People Recover. Treatment is Effective.

Last Updated: 04/22/2014