For over 20 years, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) has recognized outstanding contributions to science writing with the annual SWCC Book Awards. On November 6th, the SWCC Book Awards reopened for 2020 submissions.
There are two submission categories available:
Our finalists from previous competitions have entertained the judges with a diverse range of topics, including atmospheric science, adaptations in nature, mental health, space exploration, and quantum physics. Last year’s winner, Lost Feast by Lenore Newman, explored the relationship between historical extinctions and our current food systems. Whether you’re an author or publisher, SWCC wants to see your best science writing from the 2020 calendar year!
Authors must be Canadian citizens or a resident of Canada. Entries can be written in French or English. For more information on what qualifies as science writing, please see the judging criteria below. You do not need to be a member of the SWCC to submit.
The prize for each award is $1,000. Winners are typically announced in the summer of 2021.
All entries become the property of the SWCC. Failing to comply with these rules will cause an entry to be rejected. For more information or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.