Journalism Awards: Entries due Jan. 7, Monetary prizes increased.

28 December 2010

Joint Release

Please submit nominations for the American Geophysical Union’s 2011 journalism awards by Friday, 7 January 2011. Award entries must be RECEIVED at AGU headquarters in Washington, D.C. by that date (which is just 10 days away). Nominations are welcome for:

  • The David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News which recognizes excellence in reporting news of scientific advances, generally produced under deadline pressure of one week or less. It is named for David Perlman, Science Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and 1997 winner of the AGU Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism.
  • The Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features which recognizes excellence in reporting, generally produced with deadlines of longer than one week, that explains the background of scientific discoveries or principles. It is named for Walter Sullivan of The New York Times, first recipient of the award.

Each award consists of a plaque and a monetary prize, both to be presented at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. AGU is raising the values of the prizes to $5,000 for each award, starting with the 2011 awards.

Nominations may be submitted for work first published in 2010 and may be from any country, in any language (English translation required), and in any news medium, except books.

Entries must be received (not postmarked) by 7 January 2011 to be considered for the awards.
The only authoritative statement of the rules governing these awards (and a link to the nomination form) are posted here (Do not rely on the brief summary in this announcement.)

AGU is a worldwide scientific community with more than 58,000 members. Its mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

AGU Contact:

Peter Weiss, +1 202 777 7507, [email protected]