The American Association for the Advancement of Science awards  recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics (excluding health and clinical medicine). Winners are selected based on scientific accuracy, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in fostering a better understanding of science by the public. Work must be published or broadcast in U.S. media outlets between July 1 and June 30. Categories: Large Newspaper, Small Newspaper, Magazine, Television — Spot News/Feature Reporting, Television — In-depth Reporting, Radio, and Online. The Children's Science News category is open to journalists worldwide, for work distributed via any medium. Entries may include stories on life, physical and social sciences; engineering and mathematics; and policy issues that are grounded in science or technology. Entries should be intended for general, nontechnical audiences. $3000 cash prizes in each category. Visit website for contest rules.  Sponsored by The Kavli Foundation. Deadline: Postmarked by or on August 1, 2014.
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