The National Academies annually honor individuals with its Communication Awards  for excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering and/or medicine to the general public. Each winner receives a $20,000 prize for their outstanding work. The Communication Awards are one component of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. Open to authors, journalists, and producers who have demonstrated excellence in communicating these topics through print, Internet, radio, or television. The awards are given to individuals in four categories: book author; newspaper or magazine journalist; online journalist; and film, TV, or radio correspondent or producer. The winners of the National Academies Communication Awards are honored during the annual fall Keck Futures Conference. The winners will speak about their work and participate in a panel discussion, as well as attend the full conference to continue communication with researchers and scientists alike. The Academies will pay travel expenses for the winners to attend the conference. Deadline: Feb 8, 2016.