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Calgary, June 11, 2011 —
After thwarting a good ‘ol fashioned Wild West cattle heist, the Canadian Science Writers’ Association awarded the winners of the national Science in Society Journalism Awards competition to honour outstanding contributions to journalism in the Canadian media during the 2010 calendar year. Each award carried a $1,000 prize value.
The award-winners are as-follows:
PRINT Less than 1,600 Words:
Winner: Rose Simone, “The Power of Two,” Waterloo Region Record, August 7, 2010.
RADIO Items Under 30 Minutes:
Winner: Jim Lebans, Jim Handman, and Bob McDonald, “A Gulf in our Understanding,” Quirks & Quarks, September 11, 2010.
TELEVISION Items Less than 30 Minutes:
Winner: Pierre Tonietto, Daniel Carrière, and Hélène Leroux, “Le Solar Impulse,” Découverte, October 17, 2010.
The Herb Lampert EMERGING JOURNALIST AWARD
Winner: Emily Bourassa, “A Tribute to Tributaries,” The Concordian, November 16, 2010.
2010 Science in Society BOOK AWARDS
The Canadian Science Writers’ Association offers two $1,000 annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing 1) intended for and available to children and youth under 16 and 2) intended for and available to the general public
Winner, Middle school children: Janet Wilson, Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet, Second Story Press.
Winner, General Audience: Laurence Packer, Keeping the Bees, HarperCollins Canada.