David Attenborough’s Light on Earth follows the renowned naturalist and a team of scientists as they explore the world of bioluminescence produced by glow worms, fireflies and luminous plankton.
Discovery Channel’s Racing Extinction, meanwhile, follows Psihoyos and his team from the Oceanic Preservation Society as they covertly navigate some of the world’s most dangerous black markets to expose the endangered species trade while documenting the link between carbon emissions and species extinction.
The awards, which celebrate the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories, anchored the Science Media Awards and Summit, a three-day industry conference, taking place between Sept. 19 and 21. It attracts leading scientists and science media stakeholders to share new work, approaches and ideas.
A 115-person panel of distinguished international judges screened an aggregated 2,100-plus hours of content to select this year’s finalists, which saw more than 500 entries competing across 25 categories. The awards were handed out during a gala ceremony at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston on Wednesday night (Sept. 21).
The 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards winners are listed below. A full list of winners is available here.
Grand Helix Award Winner:
David Attenborough’s Light On Earth
Terra Mater Factual Studios/Ammonite Films, CuriosityStream, with: BBC, UKTV, ABC Australia Director/Producer: Joe Loncraine, Director of Photography: Martin Dohrn, Cinematographers: Jack Hynes, Fraser Johnston, Elliot Lowndes, Jonathan Esling, Ian Stewart
Earth & Sky
Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough: Ep.1 Builders
Science of Life
Discovery Channel presents a Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and Diamond Docs production
Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film in association with Vulcan Productions, The Li Ka Shing Foundation, Earth Day Texas, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent Docs
Health & Medicine
Twice Born: Stories From The Special Delivery Unit: Ep. 1
Inside Einstein’s Mind
A NOVA Production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for WGBH Boston produced in association with the BBC
Technology & Innovation
The Origami Code
La Compagnie des TaxiBrousee, Fact + Film, Leonardo Film and ZDF/3Sat
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Are We Bigots?
Produced by Revelations Entertainment for Science Channel
Short Form Series (under 20 minutes)
Think Like A Scientist
Produced for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute by Day’s Edge Productions
Long Form Series (longer than 20 minutes)
Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
Genepool Productions, in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria, SBS, PBS and ZDF/ARTE
Moth Mimicry: Using Ultrasound to Avoid Bats
Gorongosa Media Project and Off the Fence, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Immersive: Fulldome, 3D & Large Format
David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D
Atlantic Productions, Sky 3D
NY Hall of Science, Design I/O
Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
Case Western Reserve University’s Interactive Commons and Cleveland Clinic
Vaccines—Calling the Shots
A NOVA Production by Tangled Bank Studios, LLC, in association with Genepool Productions Pty Ltd. for WGBH Boston