In its Voices of Tomorrow feature, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists invites recent graduates as well as graduate students, undergraduates, and high school scholars to submit essays, opinion pieces, and multimedia presentations addressing at least one of the Bulletin's core issues: nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, biosecurity, and threats from emerging technologies.
Beginning in 2015, editors will select one Voices of Tomorrow feature as winner of the Leonard M. Rieser Award; the author of that article will receive a $1,000 check plus a one-year subscription to the Bulletin’s journal, in addition to the publication of their submissions.
Submission process. Current students as well as recent graduates are encouraged to submit work. Essays and opinion pieces should not be longer than 2,000 words; video presentations should not exceed 5 minutes in playing time. Each entry must contain: the author's email address, phone number, short biography, and school affiliation. Submissions should not have been previously published.
Submissions should be sent to Bulletin Contributing Editor Dawn Stover at [email protected]; only one contribution will be accepted per author. Please see the Write for the Bulletin page for a general description of Bulletin guidelines.
Bulletin editors will notify authors if their submissions are chosen for publication and guide them through the editing process. The published features will introduce the Bulletin's readers to the thoughts and research of future experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders as they try to come to grips with serious global security challenges.
Selection and award process. The Bulletin is looking for future leaders. We want to find fresh, creative, passionate and even provocative ideas, thoughts, and observations. At the end of each year, the Bulletin's editorial team will rate the year's contributions and announce a Leonard M. Rieser Award winner.
About Leonard M. Rieser. Leonard Rieser (1922-1998) was an outstanding scientist, professor of physics, leader, mentor, and vocal advocate for the peaceful resolution of conflict. He served chair of the Bulletin’s Board of Directors from 1984 to 1998. Rieser was also a champion of young people, their ideas, and their efforts to build a more peaceful world. The Voices of Tomorrow competition honors the belief he had in the ability of the next generation to play a critical role in the resolution of persistent global security problems.
Support Voices of Tomorrow and the Leonard M. Rieser Award. Generous individuals who share Leonard Rieser's passion for educating future scientists and policymakers about the opportunities and consequences of technological advances are encouraged to contact Paige Bonk, Development and Outreach Manager, at [email protected].