The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist is open to all AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologists and AMS Sealholders. The award is for excellence in showcasing station scientist material that is accessible and interesting to the general public, recognizing that an informed, scientifically literate citizenry is essential for meaningful public discourse and decision-making. Excellence can be demonstrated through a single report or series or an overall body of work. Material can be either on-air, online, or within public and professional speaking engagements. Short television or radio pieces, in-depth stories, and recurring segments are all eligible. Those who promote station scientist messages within blog content and presentations, both public and within professional conferences, are also eligible. The award honors individuals rather than institutions. The award is presented at the AMS Annual Meeting and is also acknowledged at the AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology.
Nominations are considered by the Professional Affairs Commission Committee on the Station Scientist, which submits its recommendation to the Board of Broadcast Meteorology and Commissioner prior to final approval by the AMS Council.
Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination! AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. Nominations are due by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package.
Both self-nominations and colleague nominations are accepted. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package, which must include a nomination letter of no more than two pages and contains the nominee’s curriculum vitae and links to the nominee’s on-air and/or online work.
The nominees for this award remain on the committee's active list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.
The 2019 Lecturers have been selected by AMS Council. Nominations for the 2020 Lecturers will open in January 2019.