The contest is closed

Welcome to the expanded web site for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. We have been recognizing excellence in science journalism since 1945. Thanks to a doubling of our endowment by The Kavli Foundation in 2015, we now accept entries from journalists worldwide in all categories. Nearly 40 percent of our winners in 2015 — the inaugural year of the global competition — were international entrants.

The 2017 contest is now closed. If you have questions about an existing entry, please contact us at sja@aaas.org.

Explore our site to learn more about the awards, the recipients and their prize-winning work, the judging process, and the latest reporting pursuits by many of our past winners.  The awards program encourages better public understanding of science and its impact through rigorous, informed reporting and writing. The media landscape may change, but our commitment to the very best science writing remains the same. With our new international competition — and this expanded website — we hope to recognize and foster that excellence in new and, hopefully, surprising locales. If you have questions about an entry, please contact us at sja@aaas.org. Follow us on Twitter @AAASKavli.