How to Sift Your Own Stories—and Choose a Winner
Shannon Hall • Awards • February 27, 2020
When freelancer Douglas Fox examines his work in search of stories worth submitting to journalism competitions, he likes to focus on ones that left an impression on his own life. “When I’m thinking about what story to submit (or whether […]
Is There a Gender Bias in Science Writing Awards?
Shannon Hall • Awards • April 3, 2019
Showcase analyzed the number of award-winners to find a fairly even split: 52% are men and 48% are women.
The Switch to Electronic Submissions
Shannon Hall • Awards • August 1, 2018
Most award programs have shifted toward an electronic submissions — a change that has lightened the burden on applicants, increased the number of submissions and benefits the environment.
An Award Judge’s Secret Selection Criteria
Shannon Hall • Awards • April 18, 2018
Showcase interviewed three judges who have long selected award-winning stories to uncover some secrets behind the process.
How NOT to apply for a writing award
Shannon Hall • Awards • January 11, 2017
With deadlines approaching fast, we asked Ala Katsnelson and Amber Dance, both at the NASW Science in Society Award, for their advice.
An Awards Program Goes Global
Shannon Hall • Awards • July 18, 2016
When the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced a worldwide expansion of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards last year, it recognized the increasingly global nature of the science journalism community and triggered a challenging effort to retool the historic awards program on the fly. But the scramble was well worth the effort.