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Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award Open: Deadline February 15, 2016

15 Dec 2015 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award is now open to any student or newly practicing journalist (two years or less) who has a science feature published in print, broadcast or online during 2015.

Deadline to Enter February 15, 2016

Competitors must be Canadian citizens or residents of Canada. The award is presented for original material disseminated – in French or English – during the 2015 calendar year.

The $500 award will be presented on June 4th at the awards dinner during the CSWA annual conference in Guelph.

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.

Entries 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.

Entries must be understandable to the layperson 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, and so presented that it increases public awareness. 

Here is further information about how to enter:

1 entry per person

All entries must submit:

·      description of the entry, less than 150 words

·      biography of the writer(s), less than 150 words

·      confirmation of the date published, broadcast, or presented

·      online registration form

How to Submit Formats:


·       link to the online article or series

·      or four copies of the article or series

radio or podcast:

·      link to mp3 file either through an active url or an archived link,

·      or 4 copies on DVD

television/youtube/other video:

  • ·      link to an active url

·      or 4 copies of DVD  

Any print copies or DVDs must be received at 105 Villeneuve O, Montreal, QC H2T 2R6 by February 15, 2016.

All audio and video files and links or urls must be available throughout the judging period (February 15-June 15)


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