2023 Award and Prize Recipients

Call for Nominations – Acoustical Society of America Science Communication Awards

Call for Nominations – Acoustical Society of America Science Communication Awards

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MELVILLE, NY., Jan. 27, 2023 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) offers Science Communication Awards in Acoustics to recognize excellence in the communication of acoustics-related topics to a popular audience. Click here to nominate examples of excellent acoustics communication by March 15, 2023.

The 2023 award cycle will accept content created between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022. If you have seen, heard, or created something acoustics-related during this time frame, please nominate it! Each nominated entry will be judged according to its general accessibility, relevance to acoustics, accuracy, and quality. Eligible media formats include newspaper and magazine articles, videos, podcasts, TikTok or YouTube content, books, and websites. The ASA will consider self-nominations and nominations from creators who are ASA members and non-members alike.  All non-ASA-member recipients will receive a cash prize of $2500 and a travel stipend to attend an ASA meeting for award presentation. ASA Member recipients will receive a $1000 cash prize.

These awards were known as the “Science Writing Award,” however, in the 2010s, videos and other multimedia content began to be submitted for consideration. So, the Public Relations Committee renamed and restructured the award to recognize that good science communication can happen through many kinds of media. Check out past recipients here.

For complete award details and to make nominations, please visit: https://acoustics.org/science-communication-award-2023/.


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The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), JASA Express Letters, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. See https://acousticalsociety.org/.

Science Communication Award: 2023

Science Communication Award 2023

March 15 2023 Deadline

Entries will be broken into categories by the Award Committee depending upon the types of nominations submitted.

Categories could include:
1) Long format award(s) (text >4,000 words; multimedia >30 minutes) from an ASA member or non-member
2) Short format award(s) (text ≤4,000 words; multimedia ≤30 minutes) from an ASA member or non-member

Entry examples include newspaper or magazine articles, TV or radio broadcasts, books, websites, TikTok channels, You Tube docuseries, etc. All entries should have been published, broadcast, printed, or posted between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

Each non-member award includes a $2,500 cash prize and a $1,000 reimbursement to attend the awards ceremony at the Ottawa Meeting in May, 2024. Each ASA member award includes a $1,000 cash prize.

Nominations can be made by the creator (self-nomination) or for any other party. For entries with multiple authors/creators, only a single author/creator will receive the travel reimbursement and the cash prize is to be split between all co-authors. Multiple entries by a single author are accepted and will be judged separately. The Awards Committee will judge entries according to their general accessibility, relevance to acoustics, accuracy, and quality. Acoustics expert creators will not be judged against non-expert creators.

Entries are to be submitted online. Be prepared to provide the following information:

Category: journalist or acoustics professional
Name, address, email address of author/s, creator/s, producer/s (indicate senior author when applicable)
Nominator’s contact information if not a self-nomination
Title of entry and date and name of publication, host site, or broadcaster
Medium: print, online, TV or radio broadcast
Circulation: number of viewers, page views, subscribers, listeners, etc.
Description of significance of work
ASA Member ID (members only)

This form is currently closed for submissions.