Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

Award entries due from young science journalists by June 30

CASW invites 30-and-under science writers to submit entries for the 2015 Clark/Payne Award, which will recognize outstanding reporting and writing by a young journalist covering any field of science. This is the second year that the annual Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists will be judged and presented by CASW.

Entries may be submitted online and must be completed by JUNE 30, 2015.

The Clark/Payne Award is intended to encourage young science writers. The 2015 winner will receive $1,000 and expenses to attend ScienceWriters2015, which combines the annual National Association of Science Writers workshops and CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings.

The award was established in memory of Ev Clark, a veteran journalist at Business Week, The New York Times and Newsweek, and Seth Payne, his long-time friend and colleague at Business Week and a founder of the award.

The Clark/Payne Award has been presented at the ScienceWriters meeting since 2006 under an arrangement made between the Clark/Payne Fund and the National Press Foundation, which administers the endowment. Former Business Week senior science correspondent John Carey manages judging. The Evert Clark Fund is administered by the National Press Foundation.

For submission instructions, a list of previous winners and more information, see the Clark/Payne Award page.