Morning sunlight over Bryce Canyon, USA

Journalism Awards

Recognizing science journalism

Science communication is essential to promoting discovery in Earth and space science. Our three journalism awards recognize excellence in science journalism for: news, features and sustained achievement.

See our 2020 how-to guide for applying for a journalism award.

Snow and rock covered mountains
Mountains silhouetted against a starry night sky

David Perlman Award

Awarded for excellence in Earth and space science news reporting.
Pahroc Range in Nevada

Walter Sullivan Award

Awarded for excellence in Earth and space science feature reporting.
Aurora borealis with snow covered mountains and reflection in water

Robert C. Cowen
Award

Awarded for significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting on Earth and space science.