Closing date for submissions: 20 May 2019
The EMS invites submissions for the EMS Journalist Award 2019. The aim of the award is to support and highlight authors who produce outstanding examples of journalism in the field of meteorology or climate science that help to bridge the communication gap between science including its applications and the public.
Work from all types of media is accepted. This can include newspaper articles and features in magazines (print or online, including social media), one-minute TV or radio broadcasts, or any other suitable format. Not accepted are TV weather forecasts, books, extensive broadcast series or movies.
Eligibility and submission
- An author may either apply him-/herself for the award, or she/he may be nominated/proposed by a third party (Meteorological Societies, Meteorological Services, Associate Member organisations, select committee members and individuals).
- English-language media are in a favoured position, when it comes to international competition, because of the lingua franca status of this language. However in national or regional media other languages are predominantly used outside of countries with an English-speaking majority. In order to improve equivalent opportunities for non-English-language media, English-language submissions are considered with low priority every alternate announcement of the award. This year (2019), English-language examples will be considered with low priority for this award.
- A single example as well as a small series of publications (maximum three) is admissible.
- The submitted work must have been produced during the 3 years preceding the submission deadline, i.e. after 20 May 2016.
Please submit the following documentation in electronic format to email@example.com:
- Suitable documentation of the article or media file in digital format (PDF-file containing a scan of the original paper, an internet link, an audio or movie file or similar);
- For non-English media, a translation in English is required. For larger volumes at least a summary in English is required. Authors will need to keep in mind that for non-English work the summary will be the basis for the assessment by those committee members that do not have a working knowledge of the respective language;
- Full name and contact details of the author;
- Permission to publish the work in a suitable format to be agreed with the author on the EMS Media; this permission must be given/secured by the time of submission, otherwise the submission will not be accepted.
The Awardee will be invited to attend the EMS Annual Meeting 2019 in Copenhagen. The award will include an award trophy and certificate that will be presented to the author at the EMS Annual Meeting.
The recognised work shall either be published as an example of Best Practice on the EMS Website, or summarised and linked to, depending on the type of publication and type of applicable license.