DEADLINE: AGU Science Journalism Awards

Event Date: 
April 15, 2021

The American Geophysical Union offers three science journalism awards:

David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - News recognizes excellence in Earth and space science news reporting, generally produced under deadline pressure of one week or less.

Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - Features recognizes excellence in Earth and space science feature reporting, generally produced under a deadline of longer than one week.

Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism recognizes a journalist or team of journalists who have, over a period of at least 15 years, made significant, lasting, outstanding and consistent contributions to Earth and space science journalism for the general public, including reporting, writing, editing or producing.

The Perlman and Sullivan awards each honor specific stories reported by journalists in the past year (i.e. 2021 awards honor 2020 stories). Journalists are welcome to nominate their own work for these awards, or someone may nominate a story on the reporter’s behalf. Each award consists of a plaque and a $5,000 award.

The Cowen Award celebrates a career of outstanding reporting on Earth and space sciences. Self-nominations are allowed, or someone may nominate a journalist for the award.

Nominations are due Apr 15, 2021. Click here to submit a nomination.

Questions? Please email news@agu.org.news@agu.org

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