Awards for Science Journalists


American Association for the Advancement of Science announces that AAAS Kavli Awards in science journalism are now global and encourages journalists/film makers/ documentary makers/ producers to apply for the award below. Deadline is August 1.

A doubling of the endowment by The Kavli Foundation allows us to open the competition for the first time to journalists from around the world in each of the eight reporting categories. We will present two awards in each category: a Gold award ($5,000) and a Silver award ($3,500).

Entries for the 2015 competition are now being accepted online. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year: July 1, 2014 to July 15, 2015.
Please read the Contest Rules and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting. Note: If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation.
Submit online at:
The categories:
· Large Newspaper (circulation of 150,000 or more, daily or weekly)
· Small Newspaper (circulation of less than 150,000, daily or weekly)
· Magazine
· TV – Spot News/Feature Reporting (20 minutes or less)
· TV – In-Depth Reporting (more than 20 minutes)
· Radio
· Online
· Children’s Science News (reporting on science for children, including young teens up to age 14)
The awards program, now in its 70th year, recognizes outstanding reporting for a general audience and honors individuals for coverage of the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy, and health qualify if they deal in a substantive way with underlying science. Independent committees of journalists select the winning entries.
The contest is administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2016 in Washington, D.C. The award covers travel and lodging expenses for winners in each category.

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About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival