Call for Entries: 2004 Acoustics Writing Awards

02/04/04

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2004

To encourage the communication of acoustical science and engineering to the general public, the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) sponsors two annual awards for outstanding popular works on acoustics. One award is for a popular piece on acoustics composed by a journalist or group of journalists and the other is for a popular piece on acoustics composed by an acoustics professional or group of professionals. Each award includes a $1000 prize and an award certificate, which will be presented at the ASA meeting to be held in San Diego, California in November 2004.

The basic criteria for entries are accessibility of the piece by the general public, relevance to acoustics, accuracy, and the quality of the entry. Entries may be from a variety of media, including video, World Wide Web sites, books, newspapers, magazines, audio tapes, audio broadcasts, etc. Entries should have been published, issued, or broadcast between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003. Submissions of entries need not be made by the author. Multiple entries by a single author are accepted.

The 2002 ASA science writing award for journalists went to "The Soundscape of Modernity" by Emily Thompson, a book published by MIT Press. The ASA science writing award winner for acoustics professionals was "The Introduction to Clarinet Acoustics" web site by Joe Wolf hosted by the University of South Wales at http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/clarinetacoustics.html.

To enter, please send 10 copies of each entry (legible photocopies are acceptable if originals are not available) making sure that it includes author name, publication name, and publication date, publisher's address, and author's complete contact information (including email address) by April 1, 2004 to:

Elaine Moran
Acoustical Society of America
Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502

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