Science Writers Competition Issues Call for Entries

Science writers are being invited to submit entries into an awards competition being run by their representative body.

Entries for the Science Writers’ Awards being run by the Association of British Science Writers require to be submitted by the 18th of next month, with seven categories up for grabs.

Says a statement issued by the organisers, the awards attracted over 130 entries last year, with winners including journalists from New Scientist, The Guardian and BBC television and radio.

New for this year is the NUJ Stephen White Award for best communication and reporting of science in a non-science context. Says the ABSW: “This award is being made in memory of Stephen White, a highly influential science communicator who sadly died in 2010. The award is possible due to a bequest by Stephen’s wife, Elizabeth.”

The categories listing is:

* Best news item

* Best feature

* The Royal Society Radio Prize for best scripted/edited radio programme or podcast

* Best scripted/edited TV programme or online video

* NUJ Stephen White Award for best communication and reporting of science in a non-science context

* Best investigative journalism

* The Richard Gregory Award for Best newcomer – supported by Richard Gregory's family in memorial of Professor Gregory who died in 2010.

The winners will be announced on June 25. 

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