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Last Call for Entries: AIP's 2020 Science Communication Awards

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WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 -- The American Institute of Physics is accepting nominations for the 2020 AIP Science Communication Awards through March 31, 2020. These awards were established in 1968 to recognize some of the best examples of science writing in the previous year.

Four awards for the best science writing in 1) books; 2) magazine, newspaper or online articles; 3) children's books and other works intended for children; and 4) broadcast and online productions will be presented. Works should be intended for a general audience and will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Winners will receive $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, a certificate of recognition, and a trip to the awards ceremony at an upcoming national science meeting where the prizes will be presented.

Candidates may nominate their own work or be nominated by someone else. Here are more details on the four categories:

Books: This category is restricted to books published in 2019. Work must be intended for a general audience. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Newspaper, Magazine and Online Articles: This category is restricted to newspaper, magazine and online articles published in 2019. Work must be intended for a general audience. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Writing for Children: This category is restricted to work published in 2019. Entries in this category must be in the form of books, news or feature stories, multimedia or web content created specifically for children 15 years old or younger. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

Broadcast and Online Production: This category is restricted to work published or aired in 2019 and intended for a general audience. Entries may include TV programs, films, radio broadcasts and online works, such as videos or podcasts. Submissions will be judged on their ability to enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of physics and related fields.

GENERAL RULES

Candidates must specify the category in which they are competing for each submitted work. No more than three entries may be submitted by a single author or group of authors per year. Authors may elect to have multiple (up to three) submissions judged as a single entry if they are part of a coherent story arc or series.

Collaborative efforts on a single project will be considered a single entry, and prize money will be split accordingly.

Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

For complete rules, to submit an entry, or to read about past winners, visit https://www.aip.org/aip/awards/science-communication. For more information, please contact the AIP media team at writing [at] aip.org.

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ABOUT AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS

The American Institute of Physics is a federation of scientific societies and an institute supporting the physical sciences enterprise. AIP’s mission is to advance, promote and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Founded in 1931, AIP provides the means for its member societies to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in the pursuit of the shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, the economy, education, and society. AIP also acts as an independent institute where research in social science, policy, and history advances the discipline of the physical sciences. https://www.aip.org/

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For more information, please contact: 
Media Services
American Institute of Physics
+1 301-209-3090
media@aip.org