These awards recognize work that enhances public awareness and understanding of the sciences encompassed by AGU: the study of the Earth, the Sun, the solar system, and their environments and components. The Perlman Award is for work produced under deadline pressure of one week or less, while the Sullivan Award is for work produced with longer lead time. Work in any medium, except books, is eligible, as long as it was intended for and available to the general public. Work from any country and in any language is eligible. (Entries not originally in English must include an English translation.)
The rules in effect for the 2002 awards remain valid for 2003, aside from eligibility and submission deadline dates. For the 2003 awards, entries must first have been published between December 16, 2001, and December 15, 2002. Entries must be received at AGU no later than December 31, 2002.
The only authoritative statement of all relevant rules is on the AGU Web site at http://www.