The Association of British Science Writrers announced that the ASBW Awards for Great Britain and Ireland, and for the European Science Writer of the Year, open for entry at midnight on 31 December 2017 and close to entries at midnight on 31 January 2018.

Entries will need to have been first published or broadcast between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. The shortlist will be announced in April 2018.

The ABSW’s science writers’ awards ran continuously from 1966 to 2007, with the support of a variety of sponsors.  Over these years the awards became the “Oscars” of science writing, and served as a model for similar schemes all over the world. With support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation the ABSW re-established the awards in 2010 and through their continued support the Awards are now secure into the future.  The Royal Society, IOP publishing and the Institute of Physics, Good Thinking, NUJ/Stephen White Bequest, the Dr Katharine Giles Fund and Richard Gregory have also supported the Awards enabling additional categories and prize money.

The ABSW’s awards aim to reward excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics journalism and writing and are judged by a panel of credible and respected judges.

All details are available on the website of the Association of British Science Writers.