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Win a trip to ALMA with the European Astronomy Journalism Prize

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 16:36
Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 16:36

Entries are invited for the European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014. The prize recognises the best individual works which popularise European astronomy and related fields. First prize is a trip to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, one of the world's foremost astronomy facilities.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array at night, with the Milky Way overheadThe Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) at night, with the Milky Way overhead. Journalists can win a trip to ALMA with the European Astronomy Journalism Prize. Click to enlarge. Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky

The competition is open to individual journalists and others who work to disseminate astronomy to a wide audience, whose submissions could be a newspaper or magazine article, television or radio broadcast, web page or blog post, or other form of journalism.

This will be the third year for the prize, whose previous winners were Katia Moskvitch and Stuart Clark. It is run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in conjunction with the Association of British Science Writers and the Royal Astronomical Society. Each of the four organisations will provide one of the judges.

Terry O'Connor, Head of Communications at STFC, said: "This is a rare and fantastic opportunity for anyone who is fascinated by astronomy. Last year's entries were a privilege to read and judge as the standards were so outstandingly high. I was thrilled to see how much enthusiasm and quality coverage had been achieved last year, so I am really looking forward to seeing this year's entries."

Submitted works must have been published in English in an ESO member state between 1 August and 28 November 2014. The deadline for receipt of entries is 17:00 GMT on 28 November 2014.

For further details, terms and conditions, and instructions on how to apply, see the following web pages: