DEADLINE: Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists

Event Date: 
June 30, 2024

The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. Science writing includes, but is not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health and science policy.

Entrants must be age 30 or younger. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters and websites are eligible. Applicants may submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. Articles must be published between July 1 and June 30, but an entire series will be accepted if most parts are published between those dates. Applications may be submitted by the author or on the author's behalf. See the website for Rules, Application Form, and Past Winners. All entries and submissions must be received by June 30 annually.

The winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend the annual ScienceWriters meeting.

The award is given in memory of  Ev Clark, a  veteran journalist at  BusinessWeek, The New York Times and Newsweek;  and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at BusinessWeek and a founder of the Award. It is designed to carry on the work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young journalists.

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