DEADLINE: NASW Science in Society Journalism Awards

Event Date: 
February 1, 2023

The National Association of Science Writers' established the Science in Society Journalism Awards to provide recognition — without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest — for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on modern society. Beginning with the first award in 1972, winners have demonstrated innovative reporting that goes well beyond the science itself and into ethical problems and social implications for communities and society at large. We especially seek to recognize science writing that is shaped by a variety of perspectives, because such writing enables us to tell more broadly relevant stories that better serve our readers and communities. Therefore, we consider diversity in topics, sources, audience and authors to be a critical component of excellence.

Work must have been published or broadcast between Jan 1 and Dec 31. NASW will award separate cash prizes of $2,000 for writing judged best in each of six categories: books, commentary, science reporting, science features, longform narratives and series.

The awards are open for submissions from Dec. 1 to Feb. 1 each year.

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