The Association of British Science Writers’ Awards for Great Britain and Ireland supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation are now open for entry until 31 January 2018.
The Awards are for science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) journalism/writing, in print, broadcast or online, published within the UK or Ireland, and are intended for British and Irish based journalists and writers, or those working for audiences in these two countries.
The full list of categories open for self-entry in 2018 is as follows:
British entrant: European Science Writer of the Year – this award is now open for self-entry previously it was by nomination only
Best news item – now open to broadcasters
The Royal Society Radio Prize for best scripted/edited radio programme or podcast. Supported by The Royal Society
Best scripted/edited TV programme or online video
The Dr Katharine Giles science blog award supported by the Dr Katharine Giles Fund
The NUJ Stephen White Award for best communication and reporting of science in a non science context. This Award is made in memory of Stephen White, a highly influential science communicator who sadly died in 2010. The Award is possible due to a donation from Stephen’s widow Elizabeth.
Best investigative journalism
Best student science journalist
The closing date for entries is midnight on 31 January 2018. To enter please visit the ABSW website where the rules and regulations and entry form can be found.
The ABSW is also seeking nominations from European Science Journalism Associations for European Science Writer of the Year, full details and the nomination form can be found on the ABSW website.
Queries regarding the awards should be directed to
Good luck with your entries in 2018.