Acoustical Society of America Science Communication Awards

 Submission Deadline: 15 March 2019

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is seeking nominations for its 2019 Science Communication Awards in Acoustics, which are intended to recognize excellence in the presentation of acoustics related topics to a popular audience.

Entries will be considered from the following categories: 1) Long format award (text >4,000 words; multimedia >30 minutes) from a member or nonmember; 2) Short format award (text ≤4,000 words; multimedia ≤30 minutes) from a non-member; 3) Short format award (text ≤4,000 words; multimedia ≤30 minutes) from a member. Entries may be newspaper or magazine articles, TV or radio broadcasts, books, or websites that were published, broadcast, printed, or posted between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018. Separate awards will be made to a journalist and a professional in the field of acoustics.

Submissions may be made by the author or any other party. For entries with multiple authors, only a single author will receive the travel stipend, and the cash prize will be split between all co-authors. Multiple entries by a single author will be judged separately. An independent panel will judge entries according to their general accessibility, relevance to acoustics, accuracy, and quality.

Each award includes a $2,500 cash prize and a $1000 stipend to travel to the 178th ASA meeting in San Diego, CA, 2-6 December 2019, where the awards will be presented on Wednesday afternoon, 4 December.

Entries must be submitted online.  The following entry information must be provided:

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)

Please direct questions to Laura Kloepper

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