Contest for medical science reporting open [US]

Contest for medical science reporting open [US]

Posted on May 11, 2018


July 31, 2018

Journalists who write about science can apply for an award.

The Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting is awarded yearly by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).

The award goes to a body of work published or broadcast within the last five years which, for reasons of uncommon clarity, accuracy, breadth of coverage, enterprise, originality, insight and narrative power, has made a profound and lasting contribution to public awareness and understanding of critical advances in medical science and their impact on human health and well-being.

The honoree will receive a US$3,000 cash prize. Travel expenses to the award ceremony, held in conjunction with the ScienceWriters conference, will also be covered.

Editors, colleagues, scientists and others familiar with the candidate's body of work may submit nominations. Individuals may nominate themselves, but are encouraged to send at least one letter of support from a knowledgeable colleague.

The deadline to apply is July 31.

For more information on how to apply, click here.