For many members of the general public, the short form of science writing is likely to be their first introduction to a critical scientific concept: a news brief, a museum handout, a newspaper article. This category of award honors all kinds of science writing under 500 words.
We will accept work that is new and work that was published in 2020.
All submissions should incorporate a single-page cover letter that includes the following information:
- Award Category
- Email Address
- Affiliation (Freelance/Institutional Affiliation)
- A brief statement explaining the context of the science writing being submitted.
Submissions open January 15, and close at midnight on Feb 15. Finalists in each award category will be highlighted on the homepage with brief author biographies. Winning submissions in each category will receive a $100 honorarium.
Cover Letters and Writing Submissions should be emailed as a PDF to:
Dr. Jacquilyn Weeks, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Each individual may only contribute ONE submission per award category.
Only active SWSWA members are eligible to submit awards, but joining the organization is simple, and can be done HERE. Full details on submission for each award category can be found HERE.