The Northwest Science Writers Association is pleased to announce the creation of the Northwest Science Multimedia Showcase! The showcase celebrates photographs, audio, video, and other multimedia content published by our members this past year.

Please submit your published work in:

  • Photography
  • Infographic design
  • Audio production
  • Video production
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Etc.

We will showcase submissions on the NSWA website and at the Annual Meeting/New Year’s Party in January 2022.

Rules for Participation

  • Submitted work must have been either published (in print or online) or broadcast (if the entry is a script or screenplay) between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
  • Permissible submissions include but are not limited to photographs, infographics, audio clips, video clips, and interactive web pages.
  • Failure to meet all submission requirements may disqualify a submission from consideration.
  • To be eligible, writers must be members of NSWA at the time of submission and when the showcase takes place in January.
  • A limit of one multimedia piece per member may be submitted.
  • For pieces with multiple creators, please indicate which portion was your contribution (e.g. scripting, photography, editing, etc).

Submission Instructions

  • Submissions are due by 11:59 PM PDT on November 15, 2021.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions may be made by the writer or by another NSWA member on the writer’s behalf. Writers submitting their own work may enter one piece of multimedia or a series if all pieces in the series are part of the same project.
  • Please link to your submission on the website of the publication or institution that released it. Please do not send us raw multimedia files.
  • Each entry must be submitted using the online form that includes:
    1. Name
    2. Email
    3. Phone number
    4. Information on nominator (if nominating someone else’s work)
    5. Title
    6. Date published
    7. Link to multimedia


Q. What counts as multimedia?
A. We’re happy to include photos, infographics, audio clips, video clips, interactive web pages, and anything else that might be considered multimedia.

Q. Is this a contest? Is there a prize?
A: No. Submissions will not be judged, though depending on what we receive, we may consider adding a multimedia category to the Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards in the future. Eligible submissions will be showcased on the NSWA website and at the Annual Meeting/New Year’s Party in January 2022.

Q. Can I submit unpublished work or work I self-published on social media?
A. No. For now, please only submit work that has been published by a reputable journalism outlet, on an established podcast or video channel, or an institution such as a university, hospital, NGO, or government agency.

Q. Can I submit multimedia to the Multimedia Showcase and also submit writing to the Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards?
A. Sure!

Important dates

Submission deadline: 11:59 PM PDT on November 15, 2021
Work will be showcased at the Annual Meeting/New Year’s Party in January 2022.