Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism–Features

Sullivan Award

Basic Information

Nomination Process & Requirements

Submission

Recipients


Named for the renowned science writer of The New York Times, the first Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism was presented to Sullivan in 1989. Effective in 2000, it has been recast as an award for science feature writing, defined as work prepared with a deadline of more than one week. AGU is accepting nominations for this award from 31 January – 15 April 2014.

Criteria


Nomination Process & Requirements


AGU is accepting nominations for this award from 31 January – 15 April 2014.

Nominees:

  • Nominations are open to journalists working in any medium, except books.
  • A nominee must be the author of the submitted report. In the case of collaborative efforts, those involved must determine who is or are the nominee(s) up to four people, which can include contributors to the audio and visual aspect of the entry.
  • The nominee must be an author who is employed in one of the following arenas:
  1. Print or electronic publication,
  2. Broadcast or cable station, or broadcast network,
  3. Freelance journalist
  • A person or group may be nominated or may self-nominate for both the Perlman and Sullivan awards in one year. But no individual or group is permitted to win both awards in the same year.

Entries:

  • Eligible entries must have been first published between 1 January and 31 December of the year prior to the award year  (e.g. must have been first published between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 to be eligible for the 2014 award)
    • Articles published by 31 December of the year two years prior to the award year (e.g. by 31 December 2012 for the 2014 award) but dated 1 January of the year prior to the award year or later (e.g. dated 1 January 2013 or later) may be submitted for the award, if they were not submitted for the previous year’s award (e.g. were not submitted for the 2013 award).
  • Eligible entries must have been intended for, and available to, the general public;
  • Entries must be in English (or include an English translation).
  • A nominee may submit only one entry for the award in a given year.
  • If each segment of a series was identified at the time of publication as being part of the series, the series is eligible to be judged as one entry. However, no more than three segments of any series may be submitted for judging. (Please note: Whereas coverage of an ongoing activity, such as a scientific society meeting or a natural event, may be regarded as a series for the Perlman Award, such coverage is not regarded as a series for submission for the Sullivan Award.)

Committee Members


Submission Process