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2019 Book Awards Finalists

GENERAL CATEGORY





A big thank you to all of our judges for our General Category competition!


Veronique Morin, Chair

Annie Locas

Kelly Crowe

Bob Holmes

YOUTH CATEGORY

Postponed Due to the Pandemic


Book Awards

The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada offer two annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing

  1.  intended for and available to children/middle grades ages 8-12 years, and
  2. intended for and available to the general public. Competitors must be Canadian citizens or residents of Canada, but need not be members of the SWCC. Entries, in either French or English, must have been published in Canada during the contest's calendar year. Note: the current 2019 submission period has closed.

Judging Criteria

Entries may deal with aspects of basic or applied science or technology, historical or current, in any area including health, social or environmental issues, regulatory trends etc.

Books will be judged on literary excellence and scientific content and accuracy. Specific judging criteria will include initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in promoting greater understanding of science by the general reader.

Books must be understandable to the layperson or children, with appropriate clarification of medical and scientific terminology, and an orderly marshalling of facts.

Also the subject matter should be significant and relevant for the majority of the public or children, and so presented that it increases public awareness. 

Rules for Submissions

These will change from year-to-year. Please visit the current year's awards page to see these rules. Please contact us with questions or comments!


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People's Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Award for Canada’s Fave Science Online was born in 2016. Its goal is to generate excitement and interest in Canada’s online science community and to celebrate science presented in digital formats on Canadian sites. 

In 2017, we split the award into two categories:

  1. Favourite Canadian Science Website 
  2. Favourite Canadian Science Blog
We are responsible for the website award while our friends at Science Borealis are responsible for the blog award. For all nominees and winners, this award is about promotion through our digital platforms, exposure to 1000+ voters and bragging rights. 

NominationS

  • A nominee list of Canadian websites is compiled with input from both our membership and those who follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Keep an eye out for our "Call for Nominations" to add your website to our consideration list.

Voting Period

  • Our team will create a shortlist of 10 Nominees and open the polls for voting. 

  • Once the voting period closes, we notify the finalists and send digital badges that you can add to your blogs or sites.

For more information about our past People's Choice Awards, how to get involved or to learn more about great digital science content, please visit the current year's awards page. Or contact us for more information.


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