The AMS Board on Outreach and Public Education (BOPE) in consultation with the Commissioner for Education and Human Resources is responsible for overseeing the award process and forming the selection committee. The selection committee, not fewer than five members, shall be composed of scientists, educators, and journalists, at least one current member of the BOPE, and the Education and Human Resources Commissioner. The selection criteria are to include consideration of balance of the media type over time. The successful nomination will be reviewed by the STAC Commissioner for the quality of its scientific content. Only one recipient may be selected.