Call for Entries: Awards for Science Writing

AIP issues call for entries to science writing awards, honoring some of the best writing in science.

Article ID: 687345

Released: 2-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2018 -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is accepting submissions for the 2018 AIP Science Communication Awards. The deadline for entries is March 30, 2018. 

The AIP science writing awards were established in 1968 to recognize some of the best examples of science writing in the previous year. 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. 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 new media productions. 

Books

For 2018, this category is restricted to books published in 2017. 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
For 2018, this category is restricted to newspaper, magazine, and online articles published in 2017. 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
For 2018, this category is restricted to work published in 2017. 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. 

Broadcast and New Media Production
For 2018, this category is restricted to work published or aired in 2017 and intended for a general audience. Entries may include TV programs, films, radio broadcasts and online works, such as videos or podcasts. 

Read about the 2017 winners at https://www.aip.org/news/2017/2017-aip-science-writing-award-winners-announced.

GENERAL RULES OF THE AIP SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AWARDS

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. 

Candidates may nominate their own work or be nominated by someone else. 

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. 

Entries must be received by March 30, 2018

For more information on each of the four categories or complete rules, or to submit an entry, visit http://www.aip.org/aip/awards/science-communication/apply. For more information, please contact Marissa Nielsen 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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