Entries are now invited for the Science Journalism Awards 2020 by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Since its inception in 1945, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists. The awards, an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism, go to individuals (rather than institutions, publishers, or employers) for coverage of the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
- In each category, there are now two awards: Gold, with a prize of $5,000, and Silver, with a prize of $3,500.
- The awards are presented each year at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February.
- Entrants agree that, if they win, they will attend the awards ceremony, unless prevented by circumstances beyond their control.
- The award includes reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses.
- In cases of multiple authors or producers, only one person’s travel expenses will be covered.
- Science Reporting–Large Outlet: Text pieces in print or online from large newspapers with a circulation of more than 150,000 (largest single day, including digital subscriptions) and digital-only publications with a regional or national audience.
- Science Reporting–Small Outlet: Text pieces in print or online from small newspapers with a circulation of 150,000 or less (largest single day, including digital subscriptions) and digital-only publications with a local audience.
- Science Reporting – In-Depth: An entry of more than 5,000 words for a newspaper, magazine, or online site.
- Magazine: Stories in print magazines, on magazine websites, or in digital-only magazines. 5,000 words or less. An entry can include up to three related or unrelated pieces, totaling no more than 5,000 words. Includes Sunday magazine sections of newspapers.
- Video In-Depth Reporting: Segments or programs longer than 20 minutes. Includes stand-alone online videos.
- Video Spot News/ Feature Reporting: Segments or programs totaling 20 minutes or less. Includes stand-alone online videos.
- Audio: Radio or Podcast.
- Children’s Science News: Open to journalists working in any medium – print, broadcast or online – for excellence in reporting science news for children, including young teens up to age 14.
- The awards are open to reporters doing work for independent news organizations around the world.
- If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation.
- You cannot enter the same story or stories in two different categories, nor may you enter a story both as an individual entry and as part of a group of stories.
- Entrants may submit up to three entries in all (across one or more categories).
- Items exclusively concerning health or medical treatment are not eligible for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.
- Items published originally in AAAS publications or produced by AAAS are not eligible.
- Items by employees of AAAS or The Kavli Foundation are not eligible.
- Winners of the 2019 awards are not eligible. Individuals who have won three times are no longer eligible.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is August 1, 2020.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
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