Competition for Science Journalists with $1,000 Award from the CASW

Date limite : 30 juin 2020

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Formation Professionnelle

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Competition for Science Journalists with $1,000 Award from the CASW

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) is offering the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists. The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The 2020 winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend the ScienceWriters 2020 event in Colorado, USA.

Conditions and Rules:-

  • The award is limited to non-technical, print and online journalism. 
  • Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters and websites are eligible. 
  • Both freelancers and staff writers are eligible. 
  • (Books, as well as articles in technical journals and trade association publications are not eligible).
  • 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.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness.
  • Applicants must be age 30 or younger. The 2020 award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July 1, 2020 or later.
  • Applications for the 2020 award will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020. Applicants may submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. 
  • Articles must be published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, 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. 
  • All entries must be submitted in English.

Judging and Presentation:-

The award is judged by a panel of science writers and scientists selected by CASW and the Clark/Payne Fund, which was originally established at the National Press Foundation and is now managed by CASW.

About CASW:-

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) is a not-for-profit organization funded by contributions and is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Directed and advised by distinguished journalists and scientists, CASW develops and funds programs that encourage accurate and informative writing about developments in science, technology, medicine and the environment. CASW organizes the annual New Horizons in Science briefings, "brown bag" events for give-and-take between scientists and journalists. CASW also sponsors awards and fellowships to encourage and reward accurate and informative science writing.

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