Science Media Award 2016

Science Media Award 2016
The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) Science Media Award was established by the Nigerian
Academy of Science in 2010 for outstanding science reporting. The yearly award, now in its 7th
edition seeks to promote excellence in science and science-related journalism.
Entries are therefore invited for the NAS Science Media Award for outstanding science reporting.
The award is open to all print and broadcast journalists who published science or science-related
stories (health, environment etc.) in the previous year. The top prize consists of a plaque, a tablet
computer and N200,000 each for print and broadcast categories. The runner-up in each category
wins a tablet computer and N50,000.
The award ceremony holds at the Academy’s annual appreciation luncheon for science journalists
on Wednesday, 10th of May, 2017
* The award is open to ALL science journalists in Nigeria, in the broadcast (television, radio, and
online) and print media
* The entry should be a story published or aired between January 1
st 2016 and December 31st
* Only one entry is allowed per applicant
* Deadline for submission of entries is Thursday, 6th of April, 2017
* Entries for the Print category should consist of a scanned copy of the original story (in PDF
format) without any alteration to the content of the story published. Applicants should ensure that
their PDF documents are clear and sharp. Entries with blurred documents would not be
considered. Online journalists’ entries should include a clearly written and hyperlinked URL
address. Screenshots of websites where stories are published are not accepted.
* TV entries should be uploaded to YouTube ( and radio pieces to
SoundCloud ( Applicants should provide the web links to their uploaded
stories in the entry form.
* Each applicant is expected to provide a synopsis to the story submitted, 150-word biography,
and a 200-word piece explaining the motivation for the story on a separate sheet.
* Any alteration to the original story nullifies the entry.
* All entries and accompanying documents should be submitted by email to
Please download the entry form from the Academy’s website:
For further enquiry, please contact Miss Mobolaji Dasaolu on or
Thank you
You can download the ENTRY-FORM Here NAS Science Media Award 2016 ENTRY-FORM (160 downloads)