Newswise — To encourage popular writing about acoustical science and engineering, the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) sponsors two annual awards for outstanding science writing. One award is for an article on acoustics written by a journalist and the other is for an article on acoustics written by an acoustics professional. Each award includes a $1000 prize and an award certificate, which will be presented at the ASA meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November 2007.
The basic criteria for entries are accessibility by the general public, relevance to acoustics, accuracy, and the quality of the entry. Entries may be from a variety of media, including video, major Internet sites, books, newspapers, magazines, audio tapes, audio broadcasts, etc. Entries should have been published, issued, or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2006.
Submissions of entries need not be made by the author. Multiple entries by a single author are accepted.
To enter, please send 12 copies of each entry (legible photocopies are OK if originals are not available) making sure that it includes author name, publication name, and publication date, publisher's address, and author's complete contact information (including email address) by April 2,2007 to:Elaine MoranAcoustical Society of AmericaSuite 1N01,2 Huntington QuadrangleMelville, NY 11747-4502