Excellence in Institutional Writing Awards entries open now

Entries for the 2022 Excellence in Institutional Writing Awards are open. The NASW Excellence in Institutional Writing Awards were established to recognize high-caliber publicly accessible science writing produced on behalf of an institution or other non-media organization. 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.

Entries for the competition, for material published or broadcast in 2021, are due February 1, 2022. 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 the year and encourage your colleagues to enter, too. 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.

For complete rules and a link to the online entry system visit nasw.org/excellence. 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.

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.)

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Dec. 1, 2021

Victor K. McElheny Award