The 2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalist contest is now underway, and we encourage you to enter your best work for judging by your peers. The contest year is 16 July 2015 to 15 July 2016. The entry deadline is 1 August 2016. There is no entry fee.

The awards program, started in 1945, encourages better public understanding of science and its impact. The media landscape may change, but the need for probing, informed science journalism remains the same.

Contest Rules

The contest year is 16 July 2015 through 15 July 2016. All entries must be submitted online on or before midnight 1 August 2016. Entries must have been originally published, broadcast or posted online during the contest year. There is no entry fee.

The awards are open to reporters doing work for independent news organizations around the world. Print articles must be readily accessible to the public by subscription or newsstand sales. If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation. See online FAQ for further discussion.

A story or series of stories may be entered in one category only.

The following are not eligible for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards:

  • Items exclusively concerning health or medical treatment. (See the online FAQ for further discussion.)
  • Items published originally in AAAS publications or produced by AAAS.
  • Items by employees of AAAS or The Kavli Foundation.
  • Winners of the 2015 awards are not eligible. Individuals who have won three times are no longer eligible.

Read the official contest rules

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