Jackson Hole launches Science Media Awards


The US’ world renowned international wildlife / natural history film festival Jackson Hole has launched the inaugural Jackson Hole Science Media Awards to recognise media that best depicts the wonders of science to a broad audience.

Encouraging the development of compelling media that best translates the complexities of science to the public, the Awards will provide a forum to connect influential media professionals with leading scientists from around the world, and showcase finalists and award winners at the 2012 Symposium (5 to 7 September, Denver Museum of Nature & Science) as well as other public and industry events.

With 17 award categories for competition as well as Best of Festival and Special Jury awards, eligible programmes may be of any length, may originate in any format (including animation) and be produced for theatrical, television broadcast, Internet, institutional or public media distribution. Submissions must be completed between 1 June 2010 and 31 May but need not have been broadcast or publicly exhibited.

The deadline for submission is 1 June. All submissions will be uploaded electronically to a secure and protected website to keep the competition as environmentally friendly as possible, and ensure the broadest participation of international jurors during the preliminary judging phase. To nominate a preliminary judge, contact lisa@jhfestival.org.

Earth & Environmental Sciences (Including Geology, Paleontology, Energy, Oceanography, Weather, and Climate)
Life Sciences (Including Biology, Bio-diversity, Ecology, Genetics, and Genetic Engineering)
Medical Sciences (Including Clinical Science, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, and Stem Cell Research)
Physical Sciences (Including Astronomy, Cosmology, Physics, Chemistry, and Nanotechnology)
Human & Social Sciences (Including Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Forensic Science, Social Culture and History)
Technological Sciences (Including Robotics, Computer & IT, Artificial Intelligence, Mechanical and Systems Engineering)

Incorporation of Science in a Dramatic or Theatrical Programme
Best Series or Limited Series Best Short Programme
Best Short Programme
Best Immersive Cinema (3D, Fulldome, Large Format)
Best Institutional Media Installation
Interactive and New Media
Best Nonprofessionally Produced Programme

Best Writing
Best Editing
Best Visualisation (Cinematography & CGI)
Best Host or Presenter
For more information visit www.jhfestival.org.


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