Category: Awards

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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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