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KAVLI Science Journalism Award

AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Award 2019

Country: USA
City: Los Angeles
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Since their inception in 1945, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists. The awards, an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism, go to individuals for coverage of the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Hence, again for 2019 session AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Award invites application from journalist worldwide.

What will the winners Science Journalism Award get?

The KAVLI Science Journalism competition has many categories for the entries. Hence, each category will have two winners each receiving a Gold and a Silver Award. The Gold award worths $5,000 and the Silver award worths $3,500. One winner for each award in each category will also receive reasonable travel expenses to attend an awards
ceremony in February 2020 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington

Who can apply the AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Competition?

AAAS KAVLI Journalism Competition is open for science Journalism. Hence, entries are eligible only for science journalists. Moreover, the entrants of the AAAS KAVLI Award must also follow the rules of the competition to be eligible for the award consideration.

  • Individuals should be over the age of eighteen (18) years as of August 1, 2019, to apply for the competition.
  • The entries must focus journalism on science.
  • The competition is open for all Science Journalists around the world.
  • However, Employees of AAAS or The Kavli Foundation, or their affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible
  • Further, individual winners of the 2018 awards are not eligible. Also, individuals who have won a total of three times are no longer eligible.

How To participate in AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Award 2019?

AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Award 2019 encourages participants from all over the world to make their submission. Further, there are several categories where one may submit their entries. The entrants should submit their entries online. Further, they must abide by the entry rules:

  • Entrants may submit up to three entries in all
  • You cannot enter the same story or stories in two different categories, nor may you enter a story both as an individual entry and as part of a group of stories.
  • If the submitted work was published or broadcast in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation.
  • If a print outlet has a paywall or limited access, the entrant must provide story PDFs for screeners and judges in addition to any links.
  • Entries in the audio category may consist of either a single story; an entry of three unrelated stories; or a thematic series
  • While submitting audio, entrants must also upload a text version of the audio transcript or submit a link where judges can read the transcript online.
  • A video entry may be a  single segment or series not to exceed 20 minutes
  • An eligible entry for each video award may consist of a single story; a thematic series or three unrelated stories
  • Online Entries may consist of either a single story; no more than three parts of a thematic series; or a group of three unrelated stories. Entries can come from a variety of digital sources: newspaper, radio, television and online-only sites.
  • For Children’s Science news, work distributed via any medium- print, broadcast or online – is eligible for the prize. However, for this category, the entrants must not exceed the age limit of 14 years.


The deadline for AAAS KAVLI Science Journalism Award 2019 is on  August 1, 2019. Hence, the entrants must make their submission before the deadline.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 August,2019
CityLos Angeles
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerKAVLI Foundation
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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