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Gold Rose Award

An Annual Award Program, Recognizing Excellence in Health & Beauty Journalism.

The Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), an international organization committed to issues relevant to women and their families, is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2016 Gold Rose Award, which recognizes outstanding examples of dermatologic reporting, covering a range of relevant categories, as shown below.


One submission in each of the categories below is permissible for each participating publication, with up to eight entries per submitting magazine or news outlet. All submissions must appear in magazines or online between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

Award Categories

  • Best Overall Dermatologic Story of the Year
  • Best Teen-Oriented Dermatologic Story
  • Best Sun Safety Story
  • Best Ethnic Skin of Color Story
  • Best Medical Dermatologic Story
  • Best Innovative Skin Advances/Cosmetic Story
  • Best Men's Dermatologic Story
  • Best Social Media Campaign (any dermatology topic or theme)

A "People's Choice" award will also be selected from the pool of winners in these categories.

Entry Fee: $50 Per Article Submission

Your Submission Must Include

  • Application
  • Copy of the Article Being Nominated
  • $50 Entry Fee (please call 877-WDS-ROSE to provide credit card information or send a check payable to the Women's Dermatologic Society at 555 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202)

Past Recipients

2014 Gold Rose Award Winners
2013 Gold Rose Award Winners

About WDS

Founded in 1973, the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) is an international organization with members in 33 countries. The WDS is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to the specialty and society. The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to support dermatologists by striving to: promote leadership and the development of relationships through mentoring and networking; demonstrate a commitment to service through community outreach and volunteerism; provide a forum for communications and research relevant to women's and family issues; advocate excellence in patient care and education, and promote the highest ethical standards.

Winners are recognized at the WDS Annual Luncheon
during the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting.