The National Association of Science Writers established the Excellence in Institutional Writing Award to recognize high-caliber, publicly accessible science writing produced on behalf of an institution or other non-media organization.
In 2019, NASW will give awards in two categories based on length.
- Short-form: A single piece or story package up to 1,000 words or a single broadcast up to 2 ½ minutes long.
- Long-form: A single piece or story package of more than 1,000 words or a single broadcast more than 2 ½ minutes long.
NASW will award cash prizes of $2,000 for the winning entry in each category. The awards will be announced in September 2019 and presented during ScienceWriters2019, which will be held October 25-29 in State College, Pa. Reasonable travel and up to two nights’ hotel expenses of the award winners will be reimbursed. In cases of multiple authors, only one person’s expenses will be covered, and the prize money will be split between the authors at their discretion. However, the prize money is intended for content authors, not publications or institutions.
For more information and to enter, visit https://eiwa.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home.