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Film/Radio/TV 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.

FILM/RADIO/TV
Works in this category must have aired on a U.S. station or have been released in U.S. theaters or on DVD in 2013 and may include a single story or movie, a series, or as many as six brief, unrelated stories. Please submit three CDs or DVDs labeled with the nominee’s name(s), the title(s) included on the DVD or CD, and the original airdate (with the name of the U.S. station and the program on which the stories aired) or release date. These must be submitted in protective cases and include authorization allowing the Keck Futures Initia¬tive to reproduce the CD or DVD for review purposes (copyright release). Submission of copies of the program transcript is also encouraged. If you are not able to provide copyright release, please submit an additional 20 copies of the CD or DVD.

Questions? Please email commawards@nas.edu.

Winners and finalists will be announced sometime early fall 2014.