The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards have gone global following the doubling of the endowment by The Kavli Foundation and will this year accept entries from around the world in each of the reporting categories. The contest presents two awards in each category: a gold award (US $5,000) and a silver award (US $3,500).
The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on 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 awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2017 in Boston. The award covers travel and lodging expenses for winners.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016. Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year, that is between July 16, 2015 to July 15, 2016.
Applicants are requested to go through the contest rules and frequently asked questions before submitting their entries. If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, the applicant must provide an English translation.
The awards program, started in 1945, encourages better public understanding of science and its impact.