The 2021 SANDSWA Writing Award

We are pleased to announce the inaugural 2021 SANDSWA Writing Awards. The competition is open to all SANDSWA members, and there are four categories: Best Traditional Media Story; Best Institutional Writing; Best Multimedia Piece; and Best Student Writing Assignment.

Winners receive a free SANDSWA membership for the upcoming year. The Best Student Writing Assignment winner will receive free registration for the next NASW annual meeting.

The deadline to apply is July 1. Please, submit no more than one entry per category. Here are some more details:

Best Traditional Media Story – This category is for journalistic work published in a traditional media outlet such as a newspaper, magazine or online news service. Entries should feature original reporting, and should have publication dates between June 2020 and June 2021. Submit a Piece

Best Institutional Writing – This category is for work such as press releases or institutional publications that report on or promote the work of an institution, such as a university, nonprofit organization or business. The work should have a publication date between June 2020 and June 2021. Submit a Piece

Best Multimedia Piece – This category is for science reporting or science communication that is presented primarily in a non-written format, such as podcasts, infographics or videos. The piece should have a publication date between June 2020 and June 2021. Submit a Piece

Best Student Writing Assignment – This category is for a science reporting or communication project (either written or multimedia) that was completed as part of a class assignment. The work should have been completed between June 2020 and June 2021. Submissions can be made on behalf of a student. All students of science writing coursework in San Diego County are eligible to participate. Submit a Piece

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