Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalist

Deadline Date: June 30, 2024

 Donor Name: Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)

 Grant Size: Less than $1000

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) has launched Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalist to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science.

The award is given in memory of Ev Clark, a veteran journalist at Business Week, The New York Times and Newsweek, and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at Business Week and a founder of the award. It is designed to carry on the work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young journalists.

Award Information

  • The 2024 winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend the ScienceWriters2024 conference to receive the award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is limited to non-technical, print and online journalism. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters and websites are eligible. 
  • Both freelancers and staff writers are eligible. (Books, as well as articles in technical journals and trade association publications, are not eligible.) 
  • Entries may be submitted from outside the United States; however, CASW cannot reimburse expenses that exceed the cost of a domestic roundtrip.
  • Science writing includes, but is not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health, and science policy.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness.

For more information, visit CASW.

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