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Science in Society Journalism Awards 2016

Entries for the 2016 Science in Society Awards are closed. Winners will be announced in September 2016. Entries for next year's contest open in December 2016. Stay tuned to nasw.org/scienceinsociety.

2015 Science in Society Awards winners announced

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers.

2014 Science in Society Award winners announced

The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to announce the five winners of this year's Science in Society awards, which honor investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. Read more to meet the 2014 winning authors and read their work.

2013 Science in Society Award winners

The winners of the 2013 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers, are: In the Book category, David Quammen; in the Science Reporting category, Douglas Fox; in the Longform category, Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe and Michael Hawthorne; in the Science Reporting for a Local or Regional Audience category, Hillary Rosner; and in the Commentary or Opinion category, Christie Aschwanden.

Science in Society deadline February 1

It's free to enter your best work from 2012. The Science in Society awards, now in their 41st year, are sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers with no outside subsidy and require no submission fee. To learn more and enter online, visit http://bit.ly/Y5fNiO. Authors need not be NASW members, so tweet your friends and encourage your fellow writers to enter. Be sure to check out this year's new category: longform science reporting.

2012 Science in Society Winners announced

From autism to animal migration, pollution to animal testing, winners of this year's Science in Society Journalism Awards tackled sensitive and controversial topics with reporting and storytelling skill. Read on to learn more about the winning entries.

It's not too late to enter the Science in Society Awards

Entries Due Wednesday, February 1

Entries for the 2012 Science in Society Awards close today, but it's quick, easy, and free to enter online. The Science in Society Awards, now in their 40th year, are sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers with no outside subsidy and require no submission fee. To learn more and enter, visit https://www.nasw.org/2012-science-society-awards. Authors need not be NASW members, so tweet your friends and encourage other writers to enter.

Deadlines near for awards and grants

Two days remain to apply for the fourth round of NASW Career Grants. Since 2009, we've awarded more than $84,000 to help science writers advance their careers. Details here. Also, the deadline for NASW's Science in Society awards competition is two weeks away. The awards provide recognition — without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest — for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society.

Enter the Science in Society Awards

Entries for the 2012 Science in Society awards are open. We're proud to announce that this year's entry process is online. The Science in Society awards, now in their 40th year, are sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers with no outside subsidy and require no submission fee. To learn more and enter, see this page.