The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize

This Prize will be given to a practising scientist who is an effective communicator and will provide them with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and capability in science media communication.

Effective communication of science is becoming increasingly important given the influence of science and technology on New Zealanders’  lives. It is also important given the specialisation of science which can isolate scientists and their ideas.

Expectations

The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize is worth $100,000 to the recipient.

$50,000 of the Prize is to be used to support the recipient to carry out a programme of activities to further their understanding of media communication.

$50,000 of the Prize money is available to the recipient with no expectations on its use.

The recipient of the Prize would be expected to be involved in promotional opportunities appropriate to receiving The Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize.

Entries opened Monday 5th May and closed on Monday 4th August.

 

See the recipient of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize

 

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The Prizes, which recognise scientific achievement in five categories, have a total of $1 million in prize money. The prizes aim to lift the profile and prestige of science, highlight the contribution science makes to New Zealand’s economy and encourage students and future generations into scientific endeavours.

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James with grey-faced petrel