18 January 2023
WASHINGTON — AGU is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Journalism Awards, which honor outstanding reporting in the Earth and space sciences published in the previous year (2022). The deadline is 12 April 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
This year, AGU will present three awards; brief descriptions of each award are below, and full descriptions are linked. Submissions for all awards may either be self-nominated or nominated by another individual, and nominees do not need to be AGU members to submit their work. Awardees for each award receive $5,000, a plaque, recognition in AGU’s Eos, and $1,000 in reimbursed costs to attend AGU’s Fall Meeting in 2023.
Submissions for all awards can be made through this link. Instructions on navigating the submission process are below.
- David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News, recognizing excellence in science news reporting, produced under deadline pressure of one week or less. It is named for the late David Perlman, a distinguished science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features, recognizing excellence in science feature reporting, generally produced under a deadline of longer than one week. It is named for the late Walter Sullivan of The New York Times, who was the first recipient of the award.
- Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism, recognizing a journalist or team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting on the Earth and space sciences for the general public. It is named for the late Robert C. Cowen, longtime science editor of The Christian Science Monitor.
Please email the Media Relations team at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to once again honoring the outstanding work produced by the science journalism community!
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Instructions for using the online nomination system
To submit a nomination, visit the journalism awards nomination system home page. Before you can submit a nomination, you will need to login to the system by clicking the “Log in here” button on the left-hand side of the screen.
You will then be directed to a login screen. You will need to login to the system using your AGU account. If you do not have an AGU account, you will need to create one by selecting the “Sign me up as a new user” and filling out the required information. (If your organization is not listed or can’t be found, please enter Organization Not Listed in the “Organization Name” field and fill out the “Suggest Your Organization” field with the name of your organization).
After logging in, you will see the home page for the journalism awards. This year, AGU is accepting nominations for the Perlman, Sullivan and Cowen awards. To submit a nomination, click on the text “Click here to submit a nomination.”
On the nomination form page, please first select the award for which you are entering a submission (Perlman, Sullivan or Cowen) using the dropdown “Category” menu.
Fill out the nomination form. When you have completed the nomination form, you can “Save” the nomination to come back to later, or “Save and Finalize” to submit the nomination.
You can access saved nominations using the “In Progress” tab under “My Nominations” on the left-hand side of the screen. Click “Edit” to edit the nomination or “Remove” to delete the nomination.
You can access submitted nominations under the “Complete” tab under “My Nominations” on the left-hand side of the screen.
To submit an additional nomination, click the “Submit” button on the top navigation bar. A nominee may submit only one entry for the Perlman and Sullivan awards in a given year (i.e., one entry for the Perlman and one entry for the Sullivan).