World Federation of
Science Journalists

2008 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

The Science Journalism Awards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), established in 1945, represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards have historically recognized exemplary U.S. science reporting by large and small newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online media outlets. A prize category is now open to reporters worldwide, across all news media, recognizing outstanding science-news reporting for children, up to age 14.

International entrants submitting children's science news should follow the same contest rules as entrants in the categories limited to U.S. media. The submission guidelines are outlined here: [ http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/sja/index.shtml ]
The awards will be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2009. The award for each category is 3,000 USD. AAAS will reimburse winners for reasonable travel and hotel expenses.

The submission deadline is 1 August 2008. The contest year is 1 July 2007 through 30 June 2008.