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Call for Nominations for 2011 Communication Awards

The 2011 Communication Awards Nomination process opened on January 10, 2011; nominations must be completed no later than February 25, 2011.  A $20,000 prize will be awarded in each of the following categories: book; newspaper or magazine; online; and TV, radio, or film.

The recipients of the 2010 Communication Awards were:
Book
Richard Holmes for The Age of Wonder, a delightful glimpse at the dawn of the Modern Age and the links between the worlds of science and literature in the Romantic era.  (Pantheon Books)

Magazine/Newspaper
Charles Duhigg of The New York Times and his series "Toxic Waters" for compelling investigative environmental reporting that has had important policy impact. 

Film/Radio/TV
Carole and Richard Rifkind (co-producers and co-directors) for "Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist," an insightful and very human portrayal of the excitement and challenges young scientists face in and out of the lab. (WNET)

Online

Ed Yong and his blog "Not Exactly Rocket Science" for engaging and jargon-free multimedia storytelling about science and the digital age.  (Discovermagazine.com) 

The awards are one component of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, designed to realize the untapped potential of interdisciplinary research. Funded by a $40 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the far-reaching initiative sponsors conferences to bring together outstanding scientists, engineers, and medical researchers as well as individuals from the science media, funding organizations, and other settings to pose new questions and share ideas for interdisciplinary research and communication. More information about the Futures Initiative can be found at www.keckfutures.org.
 
Please visit http://www.keckfutures.org/awards/nominate.html to complete a nomination for the 2011 Communication Awards competition.