Entries for this year’s Science in Society Journalism Awards open now

Entries for the 2022 Science in Society Journalism Awards are open now. With cash prizes, no entry fees for members, and submissions open to members and non-members alike, we hope that you enter your best work from this year and encourage your colleagues to enter, too. Entries close Feb. 1, 2022.

The Science in Society Journalism Awards provide recognition for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society and are funded by the National Association of Science Writers without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest. We especially seek to recognize science writing that is shaped by a variety of perspectives, because such writing enables us to tell more broadly relevant stories that better serve our readers and communities. Therefore, we consider diversity in topics, sources, audience and authors to be a critical component of excellence.

We know there is timely coverage and great writing out there from underrepresented writers, tackling diverse, overlooked issues and communities. Please help us find those amazing faces and voices to shine a spotlight on by encouraging talented friends and colleagues to submit their good work.

In an effort to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field, there is no submission fee for members of the following journalism organizations:

(Just select your organization(s) when prompted on the online entry form.)

Award committee chair Jyoti Madhusoodanan will recruit committees of accomplished peers to judge the entries. If you are interested in volunteering, we’ll be sending details about how to get involved early in the new year.

For complete rules and a link to the online entry system visit nasw.org/scienceinsociety. NASW members and those who already have NASW guest accounts can use their existing NASW website login information. New users will be prompted to create a new guest account. Click here to meet recent winners.

Help us cast a wide net for excellence and spread the word! #SciWriAwards

Dec. 1, 2021

Victor K. McElheny Award