American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Awards

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is now accepting entries for the Kavli Science Journalism Awards until 1 August 2018.

The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy and health qualify, if they discuss underlying scientific concepts in a substantive way.

Entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online between 16 July 2017 and 15 July 2018. Independent committees of journalists select the winning entries.

We present two awards in each category: a Gold Award for $5,000 in funding and a Silver Award of $3,500. The categories are large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, video spot news or feature, video in-depth, audio (radio or podcast), online and children’s science news.

Read our “Contest Rules” and “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” websites before entering. In answering questions about submissions, we discuss a notable change from our past “Television” category to this year’s “Video” category.

Important Note: If a submitted work was not published or broadcast in English, you must provide an English language translation. Further discussion and guidance can be found on our “FAQ” webpage.

Enter online by visiting