Society of Professional Journalists, Dateline Awards

Dateline Awards logo

Each year, the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes excellence in print, digital, and broadcast journalism in the greater metropolitan D.C. area through its Dateline Awards. In 2022, two Eos articles were honored in this prestigious competition.


2022, Winner:The Capital’s Waterways Could Be Swimmable by 2030” by Mark Betancourt

Non-Breaking News

2022, Finalist:Leaky Pipes Are Dosing Baltimore’s Waterways with Drugs” by Richard J. Sima

2023 EXCEL Awards digital winner badge

EXCEL Awards

The EXCEL Awards from the Association Media & Publishing Network is “the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication.” Eos has received numerous EXCEL Awards from 2015 through the present.


Feature Article

2021, Gold:Creating Spaces for Geoscientists with Disabilities to Thrive” by Anita Marshall and Sean Thatcher


Editorial Excellence

2023, Gold
2022, Gold
2021, Silver
2020, Silver
2019, Gold
2018, Gold

General Excellence

2020, Bronze
2019, Gold

Design Excellence

2015, Silver

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General Excellence

2023, Gold
2020, Silver

Single Topic Issue

2023, Gold: “Innovations in Volcanology,” May 2022

Cover of the May 2022 issue of Eos

Feature Article

2023, Gold:An Unprecedented View Inside a Hurricane” by Gregory R. Foltz et al.
2023, Silver:Studying Volcanoes Through Myths, Legends, & Other Unconventional Data” by Nancy Averett
2022, Gold:The Surprising Root of the Massachusetts Fight Against Natural Gas” by Jenessa Duncombe
2022, Silver:
How the Ski Industry Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Climate Activism” by Jenessa Duncombe
2021, Silver:Modeling Under Pressure” by Mark Betancourt
2020 Silver:No Place to Flee” by William Pollock and Joseph Wartman

Two-page opening spread of the feature article “No Place to Flee”

2020, Bronze:The Unsolved Mystery of the Earth Blobs” by Jenessa Duncombe
2016, Silver:Los Angeles Gets Serious About Preparing for the “Big One’” by Julia Rosen

Opinion Piece

2017, Bronze: Steps to Building a No-Tolerance Culture for Sexual Harassment” by Erika Marín-Spiotta, Blair Schneider, and Mary Anne Holmes

Cover – Photography

2018, Silver: April 2017
2018, Bronze:
December 2017
2016, Gold: 1 June 2015
2016, Bronze: 1 April 2015

Feature Article Design

2017, Gold:Six Snapshots of Geoscience Research from National Parks,” designed by Travis Frazier

The cover of the April 2017 issue of Eos

Cover of November-December 2020 issue of Eos

American Inhouse Design Awards

In 2022, Eos’s special November–December 2020 double issue, “Reimagining the Geosciences,” was recognized in the DEI Communications category of Graphic Design USA’s Inhouse Design Awards. These awards recognize “outstanding work by inhouse creatives and their departments.”

Hermes Creative Awards

Hermes Creative Awards 2022 Gold Winner banner

The Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals, are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). These awards recognize “outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.”

Print Media: Design, Poster

Print Media: Publications, Magazine

Print Media: Design, Publication Interior

2019, Gold: “Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data” magazine layout; Eos, August 2018

Mars from the Insight Out poster
photo of the two-page opening spread of the Eos article “Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data”


AIGA50, presented by the local DC chapter of AIGA, The Professional Association for Design, “honors works from professional and student designers that embody the creative spirit of our region” (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia). Eos garnered a 2020 AIGA 50 design award in the category of Event, Individual Piece for our Centennial issue.

The 10 December issue covers creating a collage that writes out “100”
These 10 covers celebrate the Centennial themes Eos has covered in 2019. Across the top row: Science policy and education, cryosphere sciences, Earth deep interior to surface studies, atmospheric sciences, and space and planetary sciences. On the bottom row: Climate sciences, ocean sciences, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, planetary processes, and natural hazards. Artist: Ellen Schofield (

Association TRENDS All Media Contest

From 1979 through 2014, Eos—then called Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union—was published as a weekly tabloid newspaper distributed to AGU members. In 2014, was launched, making the publication accessible to a wide audience. To accompany Eos’s dynamic new format, a monthly print version was also launched for AGU members.

In 2015, this dramatic transformation was recognized by Association TRENDS with a Gold award for Most Improved Magazine or Journal.

Interactive Media Awards

In 2015, as a brand-new website, won Best in Class in the Science and Technology Websites category. The Interactive Media Council, Inc., describes this award as “the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards,” going on to say, “It represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.”