The second annual prize organized by Science, the international journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), officially called the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) is accepting nominations until March 31.

SPORE winners are selected by Science editors and a panel of teachers and researchers in the relevant fields, chaired by the Editor-in-Chief. Those responsible for the winning sites are invited to write essays for the 2011 editions of Science. The goal of SPORE is to recognize "innovation and excellence in education, and encourage the use of high-quality on-line resources by students, teachers, and the public." 

SPORE is awarded without regard to sex, race, nationality, geographical location of the project, or membership in AAAS. Funding partners of AAAS, previous SPORE winners, employees of Science and AAAS and their subsidiaries, and immediate family relatives of employees, are not eligible for the prize.

  • Project must focus on science education.
  • Resources described must be freely available on the internet.
  • Project can be targeted to students or teachers at the precollege or college level, or it can serve the informal education needs of the general public.
  • Internet resources must be in English or include an English translation.
  •  Nominations are welcome from all sources; self- and independent-nominations are welcome


  • All nominations should be submitted to by March 31
  • Include both the nominator's and nominees' contact information: name, affiliation, address, telephone, and email address
  • Name and URL of the main site
  • 500 words or less description on why this project deserves the award including: target audience, goal and supporting evidence to show effectiveness.
  • Maximum of 3 brief letters of support from others (optional)

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