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Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award for Young Science Writers

Now in its 26th year, the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award was created to recognize the contributions to journalism of both Evert Clark and Seth Payne.

The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting in all fields of science. It is given each year in memory of journalists Ev Clark and Seth Payne, who offered friendship and advice to a generation of young reporters. The 2014 winner received $1,000 and expenses to attend ScienceWriters2014, which combines the annual National Association of Science Writers workshops and CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings.

The award is given in memory of Evert Clark, a veteran journalist at Business Week, The New York Times and Newsweek, and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at Business Week and a founder of the award. It is designed to carry on the work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young journalists.

Application Instructions

The award is limited to non-technical, print and online journalism. Articles published in newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters and websites are eligible. Both freelancers and staff writers are eligible. (Books, as well as articles in technical journals and trade association publications are not eligible).

Science writing includes, but is not limited to, writing in the biological, physical, environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology, mathematics, health and science policy.

Entries ware judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness.

Applicants must be age 30 or younger. The 2015 Award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July 1, 2015 or later.

Applicants will submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. Articles must be published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, but an entire series will be accepted if most parts are published between those dates. Applications may be submitted by the author or on the author's behalf.

Applications will open in January 2015.

For more information and link to application, please visit the CASW website.

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