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Book Nominations

The nominations process is now closed. Winners will be notified sometime in August/September, and will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC in October.

To be considered for a 2014 Communication Award, the work should:

-be accessible and appeal to a broad, public audience;
-demonstrate clarity, creativity, originality, and accuracy;
-address issues and/or advances in science, engineering, and/or medicine;
-cover topics that have an impact on society; and
-have been published, broadcast, or released in 2013, in the United States and in English.


Material primarily intended for children, reference books, and textbooks are not eligible for consideration. Candidates may be individuals or teams of not more than four people. National Academies’ employees are not eligible and posthumous awards are not permitted. This award is not for lifetime achievement; the work for which a candidate or team is nominated must have been published or broadcast in 2013.

BOOK
Books must have been published in the U.S. in 2013 to be considered. Please submit two copies of the book. The publisher and year of publication must be printed on the book. Advance publication dates must include verification from the publisher.


Questions? Please email commawards@nas.edu.

Winners and finalists will be announced sometime early fall 2014.