The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2023 contest is now open for submissions! Enter with your best science report.
- Science Reporting – Large Outlet: Text pieces in print or online from large newspapers with a circulation of more than 150,000 (largest single day, including digital subscriptions) and digital-only publications with a regional or national audience. Online-only news outlets with 50 or more staff employees are included in this category. An entry can include a themed series (submit three parts for judging) or up to three related or unrelated pieces combined. Total of 5,000 words or less.
- Science Reporting – Small Outlet: Text pieces in print or online from small newspapers with circulation of 150,000 or less (largest single day, including digital subscriptions) and digital-only publications with a local audience. Online-only news outlets with fewer than 50 staff employees are included in this category. An entry can include a themed series (submit three parts for judging) or up to three related or unrelated pieces combined. Total of 5,000 words or less.
- Science Reporting – In-Depth: An entry of more than 5,000 words for a newspaper, magazine or online site. Entry can be a single story; submission of two or three related or unrelated pieces as a single entry of more than 5,000 words; or a themed series of 5,000 words or more (submit no more than three parts for judging).
- Magazine: Stories in print magazines, on magazine websites or in digital-only magazines. 5,000 words or less. An entry can include up to three related or unrelated pieces, totaling no more than 5,000 words. Includes Sunday magazine sections of newspapers.
- Video In-Depth Reporting: Segments or programs longer than 20 minutes. Includes stand-alone online videos.
- Video Spot News/Feature Reporting: Segments or programs totaling 20 minutes or less. Includes stand-alone online videos.
- Audio: Radio or Podcast.
- Children’s Science News: Open to journalists working in any medium – print, broadcast or online – for excellence in reporting science news for children, including young teens up to age 14.
- The contest year is 16 July 2022 through 15 July 2023. Entries must have been originally published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year. There is no entry fee.
- The awards are open to reporters doing work for independent news organizations around the world. Articles must be readily accessible to the public by subscription, newsstand sales or online access. If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation. See online FAQ for further discussion.
- You cannot enter the same story or stories in two different categories, nor may you enter a story both as an individual entry and as part of a group of stories.
- At their discretion, judges and AAAS staff may move entries between categories.
- Entry limit: Entrants may submit up to THREE entries in all (across one or more categories).
- The following are not eligible for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards:
- Items published originally in AAAS publications or produced by AAAS.
- Items by employees of AAAS (including those on the masthead of Science magazine) or The Kavli Foundation.
- Winners of the 2022 awards are not eligible. Individuals who have won three times are no longer eligible.
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