27 January 2023

AAS/SPD Popular Media Award Nomination Open

James Mason Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory

Did you write anything or make videos about the Sun or its effects in 2022? If not, you should consider doing it in 2023. There’s the potential for an award if you do.

The Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society solicits nominations for the Popular Media Award, which is awarded annually to authors of popular articles/new media (e.g., interactive media and video), about the Sun or its effects on the Earth’s environment. Three awards are made: nominally one to a scientist, one to a journalist, and one to a student.

Nominations for 2023 will be accepted until 6 April. Nominated articles/media must have been published in the previous calendar year (2022). The cash amount of each award is $500. Awards will be accompanied by a certificate and award stickers.

Please send the following information to submit a nomination: the title and author(s) of the article/media, the name and date of the publication, and the category (scientist, journalist, or student). Self-nominations are welcome. Submit nominations to james.mason@jhuapl.edu.

For more information (including eligibility and judging criteria), see the SPD web page.