Now in its 29th
year, The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award was created to recognize the
contributions to journalism of both Ev Clark and Seth Payne.
The Award is
intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding
reporting and writing in any field of science. The winner will receive $1,000
and expenses to attend ScienceWriters2018 in October 2018.
The award is
given 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. It is designed to carry on the
work of both men, who offered friendship and advice to generations of young
The award is
limited to non-technical, print and online journalism. Articles published in
newspapers (including college newspapers), magazines, newsletters and websites are
eligible. Both freelancers and staff writers are eligible. (Books, as well as
articles in technical journals and trade association publications, are not
includes, but is not limited to, writing in the biological, physical,
environmental, computer, and space sciences, along with technology,
mathematics, health, and science policy.
Entries will be
judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness,
resourcefulness, and timeliness.
be age 30 or younger. The 2018 Award will be limited to those applicants whose 31st birthday is July
1, 2018 or later.
submit a single article or series, or up to four individual pieces. Articles
must be published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 but an entire series will be accepted
if most parts are published between those dates. Applications may be submitted
by the author or on the author's behalf.
and submissions must be received by June 30, 2018.
The award will
be judged by a panel of science writers selected by the Council
for the Advancement of Science Writing and the Clark/Payne Fund. The award will
be announced by August 30, 2018.
How to Enter
You may access the nomination form after you create an account and click "Create Account and Continue" below.
Questions about the process? Contact Diane McGurgan or Rosalind Reid.