David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – News Award
Nomination Process & Requirements
- Nominations are open to journalists working in any medium, except books.
- A nominee must be the author of the submitted report. In the case of collaborative efforts, those involved must determine who is or are the nominee(s) up to four people, which can include contributors to the audio and visual aspect of the entry.
- The nominee must be an author who is employed in one the following arenas:
- Print or electronic publication,
- Broadcast or cable station, or broadcast network
- Freelance journalist.
- A person or group may be nominated or may self-nominate for both the Perlman and Sullivan awards in one year. But no individual or group is permitted to win both awards in the same year.
- Eligible entries must have been first published between 1 January and 31 December of the year prior to the award year (e.g. must have been first published between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 to be eligible for the 2013 award)
- Articles published by 31 December of the year two years prior to the award year (e.g. by 31 December 2011 for the 2013 award) but dated 1 January of the year prior to the award year or later (e.g. dated 1 January 2012 or later) may be submitted for the award, if they were not submitted for the previous year’s award (e.g. were not submitted for the 2012 award).
- Eligible entries must have been intended for, and available to, the general public;
- Entries must be in English (or include an English translation).
- A nominee may submit only one entry for the award in a given year.
- If each segment of a series was identified at the time of publication as being part of the series, the series is eligible to be judged as one entry. Alternatively, coverage of an ongoing activity, such as a scientific society meeting or a natural event, can be regarded as a series. However, no more than three segments of any series may be submitted for judging.
Ineligible Nominees, Nominators and Supporters:
- AGU President and President-Elect
- Council Leadership Team
- Honors and Recognition Committee members
- Perlman Award Committee
Eligible Nominators and Supporters:
- Open to self-nominators and the public. Submissions are welcome from any country and in any language (English translation required).
Scope of science coverage:
Nominations should address one or more of the following sections and focus groups, each of which represents a broad range of disciplines that comprise AGU:
Atmospheric and Space Electricity; Atmospheric Sciences; Biogeosciences; Cryosphere Sciences; Earth and Space Science Informatics; Geodesy; Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism; Global Environmental Change; Hydrology; Mineral and Rock Physics; Near Surface Geophysics; Nonlinear Geophysics; Ocean Sciences; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology; Planetary Sciences; Seismology; Space Physics and Aeronomy; Study of the Earth's Deep Interior; Tectonophysics; Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology