Created on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:03
National newspapers and their journalists can enter The Press Awards for 2013 at www.pressawards.org.uk from midday, Friday 1 November 2013. The Awards will celebrate the best of British national newspaper journalism during 2013. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 14 January 2014. A shortlist will be announced in February.
The Press Awards which will culminate with a glittering gala dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel on Tuesday 1 April 2014, are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors. Proceeds will help fund the Society of Editors campaigning for press freedom and the Journalists’ Charity. The Grosvenor Square Hotel will provide the backdrop for the most prestigious event in the industry’s calendar with more than 400 editors, writers and columnists coming together to salute the quality, diversity and success of national newspaper journalism.
The awards are supported by the NPA, in association with the Journalists’ Charity and the British Journalism Review. Sponsors include Camelot, which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001, Unison, Nikon, the Gorkana Group, Reuters, L’Oreal and the Press Association.
There will be a total of 28 categories of awards including the splitting up of categories covering features, columns and interviews to reflect the different styles in newspapers. This year a new award reflecting science and health journalism has been added in partnership with L’Oreal. Staff and freelance journalists can submit entries so long as their work has appeared in a British national newspaper or on its related digital platforms during 2013.
For any issues with registering or submitting entries please call our technical team on 01223 836464.
Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:14
Win the opportunity to attend and cover the
Kavli Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, Norway
8 – 11 September 2014
Be one of up to 5 journalists to win a scholarship and get the opportunity to attend the Kavli Prize. Meet and exchange with the winners of the Kavli Prize awarded in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. -Information on the Kavli Prize www.kavliprize.no
Take part in all the events during the Kavli Prize week in Olso, Norway, 8 – 11 September 2014. Get front row seats at the Award ceremony in presence of HM King Harald V. The scientific program will include the laureates’ lectures as well as popular science lectures by some of the world’s leading science communicators.
The scholarships cover the costs of transportation from your own country and your stay in Oslo.
The World Federation of Science Journalists oversees the competition and is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists. The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ Board, will select the five journalists on the basis of submitted work.
Candidates are asked to submit three articles or audio or video productions on astrophysics, nanoscience or neuroscience in the language of origin, and a one-page essay in English describing why they should be selected and what they will do if they win the competition.
Applications - including the applicant's CV, coordinates, identification pages of the passport - should be sent electronically to:
Kavli Prize Competition (TITLE OF YOUR MESSAGE) WFSJ
Tel.: +1 819 770-0776
Applications must be received no later than 31st January 2014
The winners will be announced at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2014
Created on Friday, 01 November 2013 19:52
Chemistry World Science Communication Competition 2013
Are you passionate about science and keen to communicate to the widest possible audience? Think you could get your message across in fewer than 800 words or a five minute recording? The Chemistry World science communication competition 2013 offers a fantastic opportunity to do just that – not to mention a cash prize.
There are two categories this year: written and multimedia storyboards. Your chosen topic should be related to the chemical sciences and incorporate this year's theme: openness in science. We’re looking for a modern, clear and concise style that will convey the significance and interest of the topic to the global readership of Chemistry World.
The competition is open to students, postgrads and early career scientists anywhere in the world. The competition is open only to new science writers; those whose main source of income is through science writing or who have professional (paid) science writing experience are ineligible.
The competition closes on the 31 January 2014 and winners will be announced at prize giving at Burlington House in London on 5 March 2014.
To find out more, go to http://rsc.li/cwcompetition
Created on Monday, 25 February 2013 15:16
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The European School of Oncology (ESO) is seeking nominations for its annual Best Cancer Reporter Award which honours excellence in cancer journalism. The Award is presented each year to a professional journalist who has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing public understanding about cancer.
The winning journalist will receive a price of €10,000 and there will also be one runner up prize of €5,000. In addition, articles from award-winning journalists will be published in ESO’s Cancer World magazine (www.cancerworld.org)
Would you like to nominate a journalist from your country who deserves to be recognised for excellence in cancer journalism?
Do you think that you should be rewarded for your critical and accurate reporting on cancer?
If so, submit a nomination form to ESO by April 30, 2013.
For full details and a nomination form visit
or contact Corinne Hall
+39 02 85 46 45 22
Created on Friday, 18 January 2013 14:43
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Launch of 2013 Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize in association with The Telegraph
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of” – Benjamin Franklin,
London, 15 January 2013 – Each year a question or quote exploring Benjamin Franklin’s relevance in
our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is open exclusively for young
writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be posted
online by media partner The Telegraph and at www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org.
The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2013 is: “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that
is the stuff life is made of.“ Entrants should interpret this quote for its significance today. All entries must
be received before 31 October 2013.
Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first
passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society
to inform and stimulate debate.
For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Franklin lived at 36 Craven Street in the heart of
London, England. He is one of history’s great polymaths – a diplomat, patriot, scientist, inventor,
philosopher and more. He was one of the first American journalists, writing prolifically not only on politics
and foreign affairs, but on science, the arts and society. In 2006, Benjamin Franklin House, the world's
only remaining Franklin home, opened to the public for the first time as a dynamic museum and
educational facility. For more information see www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org.
The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize is endowed by Benjamin Franklin House Chairman John
Studzinski, a leading executive and philanthropist.
* Entrants must be aged 18-25 years
entrant is asked to provide their name, email, postal address, and telephone number. In addition,
entrants should provide their age and place of study (if applicable; if they are not currently in education,
they should provide a biographical note explaining their current activities.) Entrants may submit only one
entry; fiction or non-fiction accepted.
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PRESS INVITATION September 24, 2012
Announcement of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 will be announced on Monday 8 October 2012 at 11.30 am (at the earliest).
Press conference in the Wallenberg Hall, Nobel Forum
Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.
Press releases will be made available at the press conference.
The announcement will also be made on the Nobel Assembly website
Press accreditation is obligatory. Application form is available on the Nobel Assembly website www.nobelprizemedicine.org
For further information please contact the Nobel office:
Ann-Mari Dumanski: phone +46-8-524 87800
Tatiana Goriatcheva: phone +46-8-524 87805