The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an international distinction recognising an individual’s work (generally as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television/web programme director or film producer) in communicating science, research and technology to the general public. The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge of the role of science, technology and general research for the improvement of public welfare, the enrichment of the cultural heritage of nations and the solutions of the problems of humanity.
The recipient will receive a monetary award of $20,000, a certificate and the UNESCO Albert Einstein silver medal.
Only one candidate may be nominated by each country, so all New Zealand recommendations must come through the National Commission.
Nominations for the 2017 Prize have now closed.