Outstanding Forestry Journalism Award
This award recognizes high quality journalistic coverage of topics that increase the American public’s understanding of forestry and natural resources. The award includes a honorarium of $500, complimentary SAF convention registration, and up to $500 to cover travel expenses.
This award may be presented to an individual involved in print (magazine, newspaper, book…etc.), television, or radio journalism. Eligible categories are:
1. A single story or series on a key forestry or natural resources topic.
2. A documentary, special in-depth story, or book.
3. The best coverage of a single subject on a continuing basis.
The nominee need not be a member of SAF.
Nominations must demonstrate all the following:
• Story-telling ability that builds public understanding, and, if present, visual elements that convey the same story as the narrative.
• The ability to break down a subject while maintaining the integrity of a topic.
• Coverage that is useful to key leaders and leads to improved public understanding.
• The potential to advance forestry science, management, and/or education.
• The level of impact the media event/ story had on the public including the targeted audiences.
Your nomination packet must be submitted through the online submission portal site and include:
• Nominator and Nominee information will be completed online.
• A letter from the nominator demonstrating that the nominee meets all the award criteria, with each criterion addressing separately in a brief paragraph.
• A sample of the journalism entry.
• Recent, digital headshot photograph of a minimum 300 dpi.
Nominations are accepted only from SAF state, multistate, or intrastate societies and each unit may submit only one nomination each year.