[ASC-list] Promoting prizes related to communication of science

Rob Morrison rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au
Wed May 4 00:40:09 UTC 2011


Interesting thread. I can add another such award. Many years ago, when ASC developed the Unsung Hero of Science, the executive encouraged all states to have a local "unsung" award. We did so in South Australia, and we have run it (Unsung Hero of SA Science) every year since, although the national award itself has fallen away in recent years.

When the ASC SA branch lapsed some years ago, we continued the SA award under the National Science Week banner. Now that ASCSA has reformed, we make it a joint award from ASCSA and NSWkSA. We announce the calling for nominations at the program launch of NSWkSA (tonight) and we name the winner(s) on the first night of NSWk, when we have the Minister and Chief Scientist involved in reading the citations and handing out the award(s)

I say award(s) for this reason.

During the NSWk period here, we found that many of the nominations were for science communication rather than/as much as for science research, so we instituted a new award, the "Unsung Hero of SA Science Communication." We now offer, judge and award both prizes together. It has proved a tremendous initiative because, as many have observed, prizes for research are numerous, but those for communication itself quite rare.  It is not expensive, either. there is no monetary element to the prize(s). The ceremony is already taking place as a first night event, so the booking charge, food and booze have been laid on anyway. The only other cost (judges are all volunteers from NSWk and ASCSA committees) are the prizes, and the following provides a bit of early ASC history.

Many years ago, ASC had a logo that involved a triangle, square and circle - some will remember. That was dreamed up in Adelaide, where my colleague Deane Hutton and I had a science program for young people called Curiosity Show. It involved various kinds of segments, including scientific puzzles, one of which is to define a 3d shape that can slide exactly through circular, triangular and square holes.

If you can imagine such a thing, it is a cylinder, with height equal to diameter and shaped as a wedge, with the thin end being a diameter of one circular end, the other end being the full circle.  This was the ASC logo for some years before the current string of dots took over (anyone remember what that represents?)

We get a wood turner to turn this shape out of red gum (about 12 cm in diameter) and fix a small engraved plaque to one of the faces. It makes great trophies, at roughly $100 for the two. We also, when entries justify it, award "High Commendations" in both categories.  These are framed certificates, designed for us. The media like these winners, as the "unknown" element is a good media angle and means there is always something new for them to explore, and we have a couple of journo members who are able to prepare the stories ahead of time.

If anyone would like the specifications/guidelines for these awards, let me know.

I think the early Executive suggestion that each state should have its own Unsung award was a good one. I'd strongly suggest that each state should probably consider offering both awards. We have found it a great experience, and I am happy to provide any info that may be needed, as I am sure would Rona Sakko, NSWk coordinator, ASCSA Secretary and my frellow lead jhudge. We have been able to put a number of first class science communicators into the spotlight, and these are the people who don't self-promote (very necessary for some awards), and we also get good coverage in Science Week, not the least for the pursuit of science communication. We should also, as the Executive, get the national award(s) back up and running.

Apart from that, our SA Government has also developed a series of "Excellence" awards for science. Most are for research, but in the first year of these awards (2005) one was specifically for "Science Communication Excellence" and was for $15,000; a very significant recognition of our peculiar trade.

Sadly, this has become three smaller awards for "Science Education," which is, of course, important, but adds more awards to a category already in existence (Education) and removes the "Communication" recognition.  The closest remaining is the one for Community Education.


Dr Rob Morrison
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I know that there is a Tasmania media award "Award for Excellence in Reporting on Science, Technology and Health (all media)" (http://tasmediaawards.alliance.org.au/how-to-enter). This year it was won by Mark Horstman for his stories on Catalyst.Do other states or media groups have similar awards?

Perhaps lists of relevant science communication awards should be collated for the ASC website and perhaps a new award could be designed by ASC and announced at every ASC conference?

my regards

Marina

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Dear Jessie and ASC Members

You may be interested in how the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes shares some of the professional and personal stories of its alumni.

We have created Eureka Moments, an online celebration of the words, thoughts, feelings and insights of the Eureka Prize community.  As part of this program we have revisited some of our past winners.  To hear about the impact winning a Eureka Prize can have, check out the videos and stories at http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/about/eureka-moments

Each year in March the Director of the Australian Museum invites a Eureka Prize winner to deliver the Eureka Moments Address at the Australian Museum.  You can watch the impressive Professor Michael Good and the delightful Matilda-Jane Oke at http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/7E329270-3702-11DF-A1BD005056B06558

And finally, the Australian Museum is currently running the Eureka Moments Seminar Series featuring many of our past winners.  You can learn more about who is speaking and when at http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/news/eureka-moments-speaker-series

For further information about the Eureka Prizes including details of Prizes on offer, past winners and award dinner details go to www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka<http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka>

Don't forget entries for the 2011 program close midnight Friday 6 May.  If you need any help please contact us at eureka at austmus.gov.au<mailto:eureka at austmus.gov.au> or 02 9320 6483.

Sincerely

Ruth

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I see regular notices about the closing dates for nominations of the Prime
Minister's Prizes for Science and the Eureka Prizes. It is appropriate for
the ASC to help promote these prizes as some of their categories relate
directly or indirectly to the communication of science.

I'd like to move beyond merely rephrasing the standard promotional messages
about such prizes. Perhaps there is a story from a prize schemes which may
inform professional development of science communicators or something else
of value.

I suspect we can learn from the successful outcomes of the efforts of the
winners of science communication prizes. I expect there are many other
angles to explore and different levels of information to drill into.

What do you think? How can we work with the prize schemes to get added value
for those of us who communicate science? Ideally we want a means which will
also be beneficial to the prize schemes by attracting more attention, more
nominations or some other desirable outcome.

Tune your thinking caps into the frequency for 'easy to implement' ideas.

With awards on the mind perhaps it's only fair that the ASC should offer a
prize for any idea which is used. I welcome suggestions about what a
suitable reward might be. I'll consider ideas from anyone although ASC
members will get extra attention.

Cheers,
Jesse

Jesse Shore
President, Australian Science Communicators, 2011
http://www.asc.asn.au/

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Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Promoting prizes related to communication of science
Dear Jesse and fellow ASCers

I understand your comments Jesse. But would like to raise the issue of
Science Communicators not having their won category or have any prizes that
celebrate, commemorate or communicate what we all do.

Every time I see an ad for the next round of science prizes it usually
includes:
*An established researcher / or someone who has contributed greatly to the
field of science / or is a leader in their field
*A new/upcoming/young researcher who is outstanding
*A science teacher or a student

Sometimes - but rarely - there is an award of offer for a science
program/outreach initiative. More often for a program, rather than a person.
Yet we are happy to award the stand out individual in other categories.

Eureka has the Science Journalism award and Science Photography, but has
recently changed the outreach initiative award to a single researcher who
participates in outreach (Promoting Understanding of Australia Science
Research).

Please don't think I am trying to take away from any award recipients or
those awards that are already on offer...I think it is great we have such
awards at all. But why don't we have any science communicator awards? I have
award envy!

I find it sad and very frustrating that we all do such good work and work so
hard, yet are constantly overlooked. We are the people who facilitate a lot
of the communication and science events.

So how can we award those who are doing great things in science
communication and use them as great exemplars? How can we get some science
communication awards embedded in our current award programs?

And if I am completely mistaken, and I have put my foot in my mouth and such
awards already exist - can someone tell me more about them please?

Regards,
Emma

Emma Donnelly
Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering

Curtin University
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Fax | +61 8 9266 2021
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On 3/05/11 1:19 PM, "Ruth Carr" <Ruth.Carr at austmus.gov.au<mailto:Ruth.Carr at austmus.gov.au>> wrote:

> Dear Jessie and ASC Members
>
> You may be interested in how the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes shares some
> of the professional and personal stories of its alumni.
>
> We have created Eureka Moments, an online celebration of the words, thoughts,
> feelings and insights of the Eureka Prize community.  As part of this program
> we have revisited some of our past winners.  To hear about the impact winning
> a Eureka Prize can have, check out the videos and stories at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/about/eureka-moments
>
> Each year in March the Director of the Australian Museum invites a Eureka
> Prize winner to deliver the Eureka Moments Address at the Australian Museum.
> You can watch the impressive Professor Michael Good and the delightful
> Matilda-Jane Oke at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/7E329270-3702-11DF-A1BD005056B06558
>
> And finally, the Australian Museum is currently running the Eureka Moments
> Seminar Series featuring many of our past winners.  You can learn more about
> who is speaking and when at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/news/eureka-moments-speaker-series
>
> For further information about the Eureka Prizes including details of Prizes on
> offer, past winners and award dinner details go to
> www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka<http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka>
>
> Don't forget entries for the 2011 program close midnight Friday 6 May.  If you
> need any help please contact us at eureka at austmus.gov.au<mailto:eureka at austmus.gov.au> or 02 9320 6483.
>
> Sincerely
>
> Ruth
>
> Ruth Carr
> Manager, Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
>
> Australian Museum
> 6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010 Australia
> t 61 2 9320 6230   f 61 2 9320 6074
> www.australianmuseum.net.au<http://www.australianmuseum.net.au>
> www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka<http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka>
>
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> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au>] On Behalf Of Jesse Shore
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> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au>
> Subject: [ASC-list] Promoting prizes related to communication of science
>
> I see regular notices about the closing dates for nominations of the Prime
> Minister's Prizes for Science and the Eureka Prizes. It is appropriate for
> the ASC to help promote these prizes as some of their categories relate
> directly or indirectly to the communication of science.
>
> I'd like to move beyond merely rephrasing the standard promotional messages
> about such prizes. Perhaps there is a story from a prize schemes which may
> inform professional development of science communicators or something else
> of value.
>
> I suspect we can learn from the successful outcomes of the efforts of the
> winners of science communication prizes. I expect there are many other
> angles to explore and different levels of information to drill into.
>
> What do you think? How can we work with the prize schemes to get added value
> for those of us who communicate science? Ideally we want a means which will
> also be beneficial to the prize schemes by attracting more attention, more
> nominations or some other desirable outcome.
>
> Tune your thinking caps into the frequency for 'easy to implement' ideas.
>
> With awards on the mind perhaps it's only fair that the ASC should offer a
> prize for any idea which is used. I welcome suggestions about what a
> suitable reward might be. I'll consider ideas from anyone although ASC
> members will get extra attention.
>
> Cheers,
> Jesse
>
> Jesse Shore
> President, Australian Science Communicators, 2011
> http://www.asc.asn.au/
>
> Jesse Shore PhD
> Science Communicator
>
> P:   (02) 9810 2328
> M:   0415 841 276
> E:    jesse at prismaticsciences.com<mailto:jesse at prismaticsciences.com>
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I totally agree with Emma.... there should be clear awards for science communicator excellence.
As Emma says most related awards are for researchers, journalists or teachers not science communicators - and yes very important and should remain but be added to. We need science communicator excellence awards included in:
*Eurekas
*Prime Minister's Science Prize

Just to name the two most prestigious ones.

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Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Promoting prizes related to communication of science

Dear Jesse and fellow ASCers

I understand your comments Jesse. But would like to raise the issue of
Science Communicators not having their won category or have any prizes that
celebrate, commemorate or communicate what we all do.

Every time I see an ad for the next round of science prizes it usually
includes:
*An established researcher / or someone who has contributed greatly to the
field of science / or is a leader in their field
*A new/upcoming/young researcher who is outstanding
*A science teacher or a student

Sometimes - but rarely - there is an award of offer for a science
program/outreach initiative. More often for a program, rather than a person.
Yet we are happy to award the stand out individual in other categories.

Eureka has the Science Journalism award and Science Photography, but has
recently changed the outreach initiative award to a single researcher who
participates in outreach (Promoting Understanding of Australia Science
Research).

Please don't think I am trying to take away from any award recipients or
those awards that are already on offer...I think it is great we have such
awards at all. But why don't we have any science communicator awards? I have
award envy!

I find it sad and very frustrating that we all do such good work and work so
hard, yet are constantly overlooked. We are the people who facilitate a lot
of the communication and science events.

So how can we award those who are doing great things in science
communication and use them as great exemplars? How can we get some science
communication awards embedded in our current award programs?

And if I am completely mistaken, and I have put my foot in my mouth and such
awards already exist - can someone tell me more about them please?

Regards,
Emma

Emma Donnelly
Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering

Curtin University
Tel | +61 8 9266 1021
Fax | +61 8 9266 2021
Office | Building 311 Room 147

Email | e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au<mailto:e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au>
Web | http://science.curtin.edu.au/outreach
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On 3/05/11 1:19 PM, "Ruth Carr" <Ruth.Carr at austmus.gov.au<mailto:Ruth.Carr at austmus.gov.au>> wrote:

> Dear Jessie and ASC Members
>
> You may be interested in how the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes shares some
> of the professional and personal stories of its alumni.
>
> We have created Eureka Moments, an online celebration of the words, thoughts,
> feelings and insights of the Eureka Prize community.  As part of this program
> we have revisited some of our past winners.  To hear about the impact winning
> a Eureka Prize can have, check out the videos and stories at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/about/eureka-moments
>
> Each year in March the Director of the Australian Museum invites a Eureka
> Prize winner to deliver the Eureka Moments Address at the Australian Museum.
> You can watch the impressive Professor Michael Good and the delightful
> Matilda-Jane Oke at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/7E329270-3702-11DF-A1BD005056B06558
>
> And finally, the Australian Museum is currently running the Eureka Moments
> Seminar Series featuring many of our past winners.  You can learn more about
> who is speaking and when at
> http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/news/eureka-moments-speaker-series
>
> For further information about the Eureka Prizes including details of Prizes on
> offer, past winners and award dinner details go to
> www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka<http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka>
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> Don't forget entries for the 2011 program close midnight Friday 6 May.  If you
> need any help please contact us at eureka at austmus.gov.au<mailto:eureka at austmus.gov.au> or 02 9320 6483.
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> Sincerely
>
> Ruth
>
> Ruth Carr
> Manager, Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au>
> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au>] On Behalf Of Jesse Shore
> Sent: Friday, 29 April 2011 5:53 PM
> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au>
> Subject: [ASC-list] Promoting prizes related to communication of science
>
> I see regular notices about the closing dates for nominations of the Prime
> Minister's Prizes for Science and the Eureka Prizes. It is appropriate for
> the ASC to help promote these prizes as some of their categories relate
> directly or indirectly to the communication of science.
>
> I'd like to move beyond merely rephrasing the standard promotional messages
> about such prizes. Perhaps there is a story from a prize schemes which may
> inform professional development of science communicators or something else
> of value.
>
> I suspect we can learn from the successful outcomes of the efforts of the
> winners of science communication prizes. I expect there are many other
> angles to explore and different levels of information to drill into.
>
> What do you think? How can we work with the prize schemes to get added value
> for those of us who communicate science? Ideally we want a means which will
> also be beneficial to the prize schemes by attracting more attention, more
> nominations or some other desirable outcome.
>
> Tune your thinking caps into the frequency for 'easy to implement' ideas.
>
> With awards on the mind perhaps it's only fair that the ASC should offer a
> prize for any idea which is used. I welcome suggestions about what a
> suitable reward might be. I'll consider ideas from anyone although ASC
> members will get extra attention.
>
> Cheers,
> Jesse
>
> Jesse Shore
> President, Australian Science Communicators, 2011
> http://www.asc.asn.au/
>
> Jesse Shore PhD
> Science Communicator
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