Starting with these 2010 awards, the deadline for submissions has been moved to early January to attract greater numbers of entries, including stories from the AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, Dec. 14-18, in San Francisco (http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/). The 2010 awards deadline is 8 January 2010.
Nominations are welcome for:
* The Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features, which recognizes excellence in reporting, generally produced with deadlines of longer than one week, that explains the background of scientific discoveries or principles. It is named for Walter Sullivan of The New York Times, first recipient of the award.
* The David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-News, which recognizes excellence in reporting news of scientific advances, generally produced under deadline pressure of one week or less. It is named for David Perlman, Science Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and 1997 winner of the AGU Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism.
The awards consist of a plaque and a $2,000 stipend, to be presented at an AGU meeting in 2010. Nominations may be submitted for work first published between 1 November 2008 and 31 December 2009 and may be from any country, in any language (English translation required), and in any news medium, except books.The deadline is Friday, 8 January 2010. This deadline has been changed from previous years.
The only authoritative statement of the rules governing these awards (and a link to the nomination form) are posted at http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/sci_awards.html#Eligibility_and_submission_requirements (Do not rely on the brief summary in this announcement.)
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