Congratulations to our 2020 winners! Our judges worked hard to select from the abundance of great submissions. Our members are so talented! A special thanks to the members who volunteered their time to judge. ASJA thanks you!
ARTICLE AWARDS OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS
Blog Post/Personal: “The Emotional Debris from An Abusive Father,” by Margie Goldsmith.
Business/marketing: “How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow,” by Ashley Powers.
Excellence in Reporting: “Shot in the Dark,” by Laura Beil.
First Person Essays: “Still Life with Dick Van Dyke,” by Marian Sandmaier.
Health Articles: “When Measles Arrives: Breaking Down the Anatomy of Containment,” by Apoorva Mandavilli.
Honorable mention -- “Our Skulls Are Out Evolving Us and That Could Mean A Public Health Crisis” by Katherine Lewis.
How-to Articles: "How to Teach Consent to Boys -- Without Shaming Them," by Jennifer Fink.
Honorable mention: "How to Bullyproof Your Child," by Estelle Erasmus.
The June Roth Memorial Award for an Outstanding Medical Article: “Bite Marks,” by Bobbi Dempsey.
Lifestyle Articles: “The Survival of Japan's Music Rests on Artificial Ivory,” by Rachel Nuwer.
Honorable Mention: “Secret Life of a Mermaid,” by Maureen O’Hagan.
Profile Articles: “Randy Rainbow's Witty World,” by Margaret Engel.
Reported Essays: “How can I wean my children off their new habit of playing ‘musical beds’?” by Sarika Chawla.
Honorable mention: “The silver Christmas tree, an icon of Space Age kitsch, turns 60,” by Kate Silver.
Science: "A Significant Problem," by Lydia Denworth.
Technology: "Social Media Has Not Destroyed a Generation", Lydia Denworth.
Trade: "Opioid Crisis Spurs New Strategies for Cancer Pain," by Darcy Lewis.
Travel: "How Palermo Became a Host to African Refugees" by Ashley Powers.
Honorable Mention: 'The Risky Fame of a Rare Island Wildcat,' by Rachel Nuwer.
ARTICLE AWARDS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Fitness & Sports: "Women Deserve to Run Without Fear," by Christine Yu.
Food & Drink: "Please Don't Call This Cultured Nugget ‘Lab Meat," by Jenny Splitter.
Opinion/Op-Eds: “Chernobyl, the HBO miniseries: Fact and Fiction,” by Robert Peter Gale.
The Arlene Award for an Article That Made A Difference: “How Japan Undermines Efforts to Stop the Illegal Ivory Trade,” by Rachel Nuwer.
The Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism: “Worse Than a Death Sentence,” by Rohini Mohan.
Biography/History Books: "The Lost Brothers by Jack El-Hai".
Honorable Mention: "Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court", by Michael Bobelian.
Children’s Books/Young Adult Books: "Enemy Child, the Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II", by Andrea Warren.
Honorable Mention: "Eclipse Chaser, Science in the Moon’s Shadow", by Ilima Loomis.
General Non-Fiction Books: "Bottle of Lies: the Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom", by Katherine Eban.
Memoir/Autobiography Books: "Your Heart, My Hands: An Immigrant's Remarkable Journey to Become One of America's Preeminent Cardiac Surgeons", by Arun K. Singh, MD, with John Hanc.
Service/Self-Help Books : Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved, by Joan Price.
Salley Shannon, ASJA Past President and Janine Latus