Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award

The Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award recognizes the accomplishments of a mid-career science journalist with a career prize and a grant of at least $20,000 to enable the winner to undertake a significant reporting project. It recognizes and supports reporting and writing that embodies the high standards embodied by Sharon Begley (1956–2021), a science journalist of

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Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications

Applications for the 2024 awards are now open, with a deadline of March 31. “The National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications, given by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Sciences, recognize excellent science communicators, science journalists, and research scientists who have developed creative,

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Sigma Awards for data journalism

“The Sigma Awards celebrates the best data journalism from around the world.” The awards are supported by a consortium including Investigative Reporters & Editors, DataJournalism.com, Global Investigative Journalism Network, and other international organizations. Entries for the 2024 awards closed on January 18.

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2024 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards

The Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards, presented with the Columbia Journalism Review, “honor excellent reporting on critical dimensions of the climate story, from throughout the world.” “For 2024, we’ve taken our categories in a significantly new direction. CCNow has identified 14 subject-based categories, whereas in previous years categories were defined by medium. This change will

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NFPW Professional Communications Contest

The NFPW National Communications Contest is open to writers regardless of gender, professional status, or location. Categories include writing, editing, photography, web and social media, and more. Entrants apply at the state level to affiliate organizations in their state; first-place winners from the state-level contest then move to the national level. For the 2024 contest,

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National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Awards

NIHCM’s awards “recognize tremendous contributions of researchers and journalists who brought to light new evidence that advances the health system and the health of Americans.” Awards are given annually in the categories: Investigative and general reporting, trade journalism, television and audio journalism, data-driven storytelling, research. The deadline for the 2024 awards is January 31, 2024.

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British Journalism Awards

Celebrating the best journalism produced for a U.K. audience, the British Journalism Awards are open to all publishers and journalists in print, broadcast, or online media. The awards acknowledge and recognize great journalism that is revelatory and has a real world impact. Categories include the built environment, energy & environment, health & life sciences, and

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AGU Journalism Awards

AGU’s journalism awards recognize excellence in Earth and space science journalism. The David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News recognizes excellence in science news reporting, produced under deadline pressure of one week or less. The Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features recognizes excellence in science feature reporting, generally produced under a deadline

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AAPT Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award

“Named for Paul E. Klopsteg, a principal founder, a former American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) President, and a long-time member of AAPT, the Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award recognizes outstanding communication of the excitement of contemporary physics to the general public. The recipient delivers the Klopsteg Lecture at an AAPT Summer Meeting on a topic

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3M Truth in Science Award

“This award, generously supported by 3M, honors a single story that demonstrates excellence in science journalism to educate and engage audiences while combating misinformation. Entries in this category may report across areas such as, but not limited to, health and wellness, climate change, medical and natural sciences, space science, scientific innovation, STEM education and careers,

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NASW Science in Society Journalism Awards

“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. Cash prizes are awarded and entries are open to all and free for members.” Awards are

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INN Nonprofit News Awards

“The INN Nonprofit News Awards, or INNYs, honor excellence in journalism, leadership and community service across the field of nonprofit news. These awards are open to all members of the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) whose membership is in good standing.”

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SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment

“SEJ’s Awards for Reporting on the Environment honors the best environmental journalism in 10 categories, bringing recognition to the stories that are among the most important on the planet.” First-place winners receive $500 prizes, and second-place winners receive $250 prizes. One “best of the best” winner receives $10,000 and travel expenses covered for SEJ’s annual

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AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

“Since their inception in 1945, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists. The awards, an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism, go to individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics. “In each category, there are two awards: Gold,

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