The PPC gets mail from other organizations offering awards to journalists. We’re passing along information on two such contests:
• The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, is now accepting entries for the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards. Deadline is Aug. 1. Contest year is July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. Each winner will receive $3,000, to be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2007 in San Francisco. The winners’ Annual Meeting travel and lodging expenses will be covered by AAAS. The association is encouraging reporters at small daily and weekly papers to enter the contest this year. Please visit http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/sja/index.shtml.
• The International Policy Network is offering a $10,000 prize to “writers whose published works promote the institutions of a free society: limited government, rule of law brokered by an independent judiciary, protection of private property, free markets, free speech, and sound science.” Deadline is June 30. Please visit http://www.policynetwork.net.