Sponsored by Janssen Research and Development
The winners of the 2013 Awards were announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20th June at the Royal Society London.
Seema Kumar, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation and Global Health Communication, Johnson & Johnson explains why Janssen Research and Development sponsor good science writing.
About the Awards
The ABSW’s science writers' awards ran continuously from 1966 to 2007, with the support of a variety of sponsors. Over these years the awards became the "Oscars" of science writing, and served as a model for similar schemes all over the world. With support from Janssen Research and Development, the ABSW re-established the awards in 2010 and have support for the awards for at least the next four years. The Royal Society, Richard Gregory Family and NUJ/Stephen White Bequest also support the Awards enabling additional categories and prize money.
The ABSW’s awards aim to reward excellence in science journalism and will be judged by a panel of highly credible and respected judges.
The ABSW awards for 2013 will be presented at an evening reception on Thursday 20th June at the Royal Society, London.
The 2013 Awards
In 2013 the following awards are open for entry (prize money is given in brackets):
The best feature (£500)
The best news item (£500)
The best scripted/edited television programme or online video (£500)
The Royal Society Radio Prize (£500) (NB: A prize for the best scripted/edited radio programme or podcast)
The best investigative journalism (£500)
The NUJ Stephen White Award for best communication and reporting of science in a non science context (£500). This Award is made in memory of Stephen White a highly influential science communicator who sadly died in 2010. The Award is possible due to a bequest by Stephen’s wife Elizabeth.
Richard Gregory Award for Best newcomer (£200) - this Award is now supported by Richard Gregory's family in memorial of Professor Gregory who died in 2010
2013 Contest Year
Entries must have been first published or broadcast between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 inclusive.
Rules and Regulations - click here
Previous Winners - click here
Queries regarding the awards
The Awards Ceremony in Photos Friday 8 July 2011 (Credit for all images: Fusion - Waterside Studio)