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THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline June 30, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Now in its 26th year, the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award was created to recognize the contributions to journalism of both Ev Clark and Seth Payne.

The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The 2015 winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend ScienceWriters2015, which combines the annual National Association of Science Writers workshops and CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings.

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.

Notable Winners

2011 Christine Peterson, Casper Star-Tribune

2012 Gayathri Vaidyanathan, for stories in Nature, Greenwire, and Energywire

2013 Megan Scudellari, freelance, for stories in MATTER, The Scientist, Discover and DoubleXScience

Jury

The award will be judged by a panel of science writers and scientists selected by CASW and the Clark/Payne Fund. The winner will be announced by August 30.

Entries will be judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness.

Monetary/Material Award Details

$1,000

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be age 30 or younger. The 2015 Award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July 1, 2015 or later.

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).

Articles must be published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, but an entire series will be accepted if most parts are published between those dates.

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

Applicants may submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. Articles must be published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, but an entire series will be accepted if most parts are published between those dates. Applications may be submitted by the author or on the author's behalf.

Entry Format

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).

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.

Applicants must be age 30 or younger. The 2015 Award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July 1, 2015 or later.

Applicants may submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. Articles must be published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, but an entire series will be accepted if most parts are published between those dates. Applications may be submitted by the author or on the author's behalf.

Entries should not be elaborate. They may be submitted online through the CASW fellowships and awards site,http://casw.submittable.com/submit. All entries and submissions for the 2015 award must be received by JUNE 30, 2015.

Contact Information

Diane McGurgan
[email protected]

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