Contest honors medical science reporting [US]

Posted on Feb 28, 2023 in Specialized Topics

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 and travel to the award ceremony, held in conjunction with the ScienceWriters conference, which will be in-person and virtual.

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 June 30.