Newswise — Washington, DC, March 19, 2019 -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is accepting nominations for the 2019 AIP Science Writing Awards through March 29, 2019. These awards were established in 1968 to recognize some of the best examples of science writing in the previous year. Currently we give four awards for the best science writing in 1) books; 2) magazine, newspaper or online articles; 3) children's books and other works intended for children; and 4) broadcast and online productions. Works should be intended for a general audience and will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields. 

Winners will receive $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, a certificate of recognition, and a trip to the awards ceremony at an upcoming national science meeting where the prizes will be presented. 

Candidates may nominate their own work or be nominated by someone else. Here are more details on the four categories:

Books Category

For 2019, this category is restricted to books published in 2018. Work must be intended for a general audience. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Newspaper, Magazine and Online Articles Category

For 2019, this category is restricted to newspaper, magazine, and online articles published in 2018. Work must be intended for a general audience. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Writing for Children Category

For 2019, this category is restricted to work published in 2018. Entries in this category must be in the form of books, news or feature stories, multimedia, or web content created specifically for children 15 years old or younger. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Broadcast and Online Production Category

For 2019, this category is restricted to work published or aired in 2018 and intended for a general audience. Entries may include TV programs, films, radio broadcasts and online works, such as videos or podcasts. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields. 

GENERAL RULES

Candidates must specify the category in which they are competing for each submitted work. No more than three entries may be submitted by a single author or group of authors per year. Authors may elect to have multiple (up to three) submissions judged as a single entry if they are part of a coherent story arc or series. 

Collaborative efforts on a single project will be considered a single entry, and prize money will be split accordingly. 

Entries must be received by March 29, 2019

For complete rules or to submit an entry, visit http://www.aip.org/aip/awards/science-communication/apply. For more information, please contact the AIP media team at writing@aip.org. 

ABOUT AIP 

The American Institute of Physics is a federation of scientific societies in the physical sciences, representing scientists, engineers, educators, and students. AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and history of the physical sciences. AIP publishes Physics Today, the most closely followed magazine of the physical sciences community, and is also home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.www.aip.org 

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