ENTRY FORM: Rachel Carson Environment Book

Enter a published nonfiction book covering a topic of environment journalism, published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. Note: Memoirs and picture books are not eligible.

For electronic books:  Include detailed instructions on how to access the book. Please include the formats available to read the book. If a special reader app is needed, supply the name of the app to seach for in the entry form's "Reader App" field. If your book cannot be accessed without payment, you must supply the cost of four books plus $1.38 for postage so the director can send reimbursements to judges. If the reader app must be purchased, include the cost for four purchases. Make your check out to Christine Bruggers, SEJ Awards Director, and send to the address listed below.

If you are sending hard copies, complete your online form and payment before shipping the four copies of your book. Books without an entry form and payment will not be sent to judges.

After filling out your entry form,  ship FOUR copies of the book with a copy of the cover letter to:

SEJ Awards
C/O Chris Bruggers, Director of Awards
186 North Bellaire Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

CAUTION! As you complete the awards entry form, be sure to fill in all required fields. If you miss one, attached files will disconnect. Your other information will remain intact, but you'll have to attach your files again. 

Books that are not in English must include a complete translation.

When the form is complete, you will be redirected to a secure payment site where you can pay instantly by credit card or opt to mail a check. Your entry will not be considered until payment is received.

Online entry forms must be received by April 1, 2014, midnight your local time. Shipped materials must be postmarked April 1, 2014. If you have questions, email Awards Director Chris Bruggers or call her at (502) 641-1844.

Good luck!

Must be the name of the author. If the entry has more than one author, list other author names, with their contact information, in the comments field at the end of the form.
Must be the name of the author. If the entry has more than one author, list other author names, with their contact information, in the comments field at the end of the form.
Place of employment, if needed for mailing address. If you submit your home address, type "Author"in this field.
Enter your street address here.
If your address is in a country without postal codes, type N/A.
Author contact information will not be distributed except to key individuals involved in managing the contest.
Name of SEJ member entering, for member or prospective member rate. If it is the author listed in Author's Name, type SAME. If you are not entering at the member or prospective member rate, type N/A.
Please list publisher contact info here: name, phone number and email address. This is needed in addition to -- not instead of -- author contact info.
Indicate the date your book was published.
Please give detailed but concise instructions on how to access your ebook. Fields for book and app URLs are below. Leave blank if you are sending hard copies.
Type the name of the reader app that must be used to access your book.
Optional: You may upload low-res PDF or radio MP3 files only, 8MB maximum. Supplemental materials may include information such as awards given for the story or stories, or community changes arising because of your coverage.