World Federation of
Science Journalists

2009 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society, is accepting entries for the 2009 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. This year we are pleased to announce that The Kavli Foundation has provided a generous endowment that will ensure the future of the awards program.

The awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

The international category Children's Science News is open to journalists worldwide for work distributed in any medium -- print, broadcast and online. The prize recognizes excellence in reporting news on science for children, including young teens up to age 14. English-language translations should be provided whenever possible.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2009. The contest year is July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. Each category winner will receive $3,000, to be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2010 in San Diego. AAAS will cover travel and lodging expenses for one winner in each category.

More information and the entry form: www.aaas.org/SJAwards