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Here are many of the awards Science News and Science News for Students have received for their high-caliber journalism and design.


The Best of Nonprofit News 2018

2018  Imagination Award

2018 American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division Popular Writing Award

2018 AACR June L. Biedler Prize in Cancer Journalism

2018  Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards

  • Winner, Ozzie Award for Visual Digital Storytelling, Opioids Kill, Laura Sanders, Nicolle Rager Fuller, Cori Vanchieri, Kate Travis, Erin Otwell, Chang Won Chang & Alison Buki
  • Honorable Mention, Eddie award for Column/Blog, Growth Curve
  • Honorable Mention, Eddie award for Long-Form Feature Content, The Road to Tameness, Tina Hesman Saey (July 8 & July 22, 2017 double issue)
  • Honorable Mention, Ozzie Award for Illustration, Flex Time, Alex Nabaum (September 16, 2017 issue)

2018 Communication Arts Illustration Award

2017 D.C. Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards


2017  Imagination Award



2016 Folio: Awards

 2016 Min Editorial & Design awards:

2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards


2015 D.C. Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards

2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

  • Gold Award, Magazine, Alexandra Witze, Contributing Correspondent for Science News, for her work in both Nature and Science News: "Let the River Run" (in Science News) from Jan. 10, 2015, "The Quake Hunters" (in Nature) from July 9, 2015;  and "The Pluto Siblings" (in Nature) from Feb. 26, 2015.

Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

  • Best Medical/Science story, "Recycling the Dead", Kathiann Kowalski, September 27, 2014, Science News for Students

2015 Eddie and Ozzie Awards

  • Honorable Mentions
    • Best consumer column/blog, Growth Curve
    •  Best Association/Nonprofit cover design and Best Association/Nonprofit use of illustration"A Rocky Road to Mars", August 23, 2014 Science News 
    • Association/Nonprofit overall design, April 18, 2015 Science News 

2015 Online News Association Awards

2015 American Institute of Physics Science Communications Award


2014 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards

  • Best Consumer Single Article in Science and Technology-- "Impactful Distraction", Nathan Seppa, August 2013 
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Best consumer full issue in science and technology-- January 11, 2013 issue of Science News
    • Best consumer general interest column or blog-- Gory Details, a Science News blog
    • Best cover design for a consumer magazine with circulation less than 250,000-- for the photo illustrated Niels Bohr cover designed by Stephen Egts
    • Best consumer news/science website -- Science News

2014 American Institute of Physics Science Communications Award

2014 American Geophysical Union's David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism

2014 Webby Awards

  • was chosen as one of ten Official Honorees in the Science category of the 18th annual Webby Awards.

2014 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards


2013 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards

  • Best Single Article-- "No New Meds", Laura Sanders, February 23, 2013, Science News

2013 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award

  • Honorable Mention— "All Dinosaurs May Have Had Feathers", Meghan Rosen, July 2012 
  • Honorable Mention— "Bees More Cuckoo than Birds", Susan Milius, October 15, 2012, available exclusively in Science News Prime.

2013 American Meteorological Society's Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

  • "Rivers in the Sky", Alexandra Witze, February 26, 2012.


2012 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards

  • Silver, Best Cover“Drool” issue, November 2011
  • Silver, Best Standalone Digital Magazine—April 30, 2012 issue, Science News Prime
  • Bronze, Best Series of Articles—“Consciousness” series

2012 Media Industry News Editorial & Design Award

  • Coverage of the Higgs discovery (multiple issues)

2012 David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award

  • Janet Raloff, Senior Editor, for exceptional volunteer work

2012 Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

  • "The Power of D", Nathan Seppa, July 16, 2011, Science News

2012 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award

  • Newsbrief Award—“Iapetus Gets Dusted”, Nadia Drake, August 13, 2011, Science News
  • Honorable Mention—“Fruit of the Loo”, Nadia Drake, September 10, 2011, Science News
  • Honorable Mention—“Hidden Dalliance Revealed by X-Rays”, Rachel Ehrenberg, March 31, 2011, Science News


Genetics Society of America (GSA) Excellence in Research and Journalism

  • “Molecular Evolution”, Tina Saey, January 31, 2009, Science News 

2010 Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

  • “Dying to Sleep”, Tina Saey, October 24, 2009, Science News


2009 Science Writing Award in Acoustics for Journalists

  • Rachel Ehrenberg, Writer, Science News

2009 Kavli/AAAS Science Journalism Award for Children's Science News

  • Douglas Fox, Freelance Writer, Science News for Kids

2009 Distinguished Science Journalism Award in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences from the American Meteorological Society

  • Sid Perkins, Writer, Science News

2009 Eddie Award from Folio: Magazine

  • Bronze, Full Issue, Association/Non-profit CategoryScience News

Society of National Association Publications

  • Bronze, General Excellence, Magazines with 100,000+ circulationScience News
  • Silver, Most Improved, Magazines with 50,000+ circulationScience News

Society of News Design—Best of News Design Competition

  • Excellence, Cover Design “Darwin” cover, January 31, 2009 
  • Excellence, Photography—Cary Wolinsky, Photographer, for work from the January 31, 2009; February 14, 2009; August 1, 2009; and November 21, 2009 issues of Science News