The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist

Nomination Process and Requirements

The procedure for Awards nominations is restricted to electronic submissions, unless stated otherwise. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. Most awards require the following: nomination letter, nominee Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and three (3) letters of support.  Please see the special procedures (if any) section below for particular award nomination requirements. Please allow sufficient time prior to the deadline to gather all required files.

The Committee on the Station Scientist has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated for this award. All nominations should be submitted by 1 May 2015. The nominees for most awards remain on the committee's active list for three years.  Read More


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 given for a single television report or a series that makes science material, including environmental science material, accessible and interesting to the general public.  Short pieces or in-depth stories are eligible.  The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience, and honor individuals rather than institutions. The award is presented at the annual AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, and is also acknowledged at the AMS Annual Meeting. Nominations remain active and considered for a one-year period. Nominations are considered by the Professional Affairs Commission Committee on the Station Scientist, which make a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council.

Special Procedures

Nominators, please note the following nomination requirements for this award:

  • A broadcast file is required for this award. You may specify the URL (web address) of the broadcast. The URL must be publicly accessible.
  • You may also submit a copy of the broadcast by US Postal Service or other carrier, in which case send the file on CD or DVD by certified carrier and enter the carrier's tracking number. A tracking number is required with this method.