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 reopens for 2023 submissions.
There are two submission categories available:
SWCC will also be offering the Paradigm Prize for Underrepresented Perspectives in Science Writing. Eligible recipients include a first-time author, an author/illustrator from an equity-seeking or underrepresented background, and/or work published by a small press or independent publisher. The Paradigm Prize will be selected from the shortlist of finalists for the two main categories and can be held in tandem with one of the other awards. Please note that judges will only consider entries that self-disclose their eligibility for the Paradigm Prize.
The award for each of the two main categories is $1,000. The winner of the Paradigm Prize will also receive $500 in recognition of their achievement.
The results of the competition will be announced in the summer of 2024.
There is a $25 entry fee per title. Please contact the Book Awards Committee (email@example.com) if the entry fee will pose a barrier to submission.
The entry form is available online: https://forms.gle/xiaCwbdD8JgqYcPb8
Entry forms must be received no later than December 8, 2023. For eligible entries, a confirmation email with instructions for book submissions will be provided within five (5) business days of completing the form. All books become the property of SWCC and must be received no later than December 22, 2023.