This award is given each year to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to non-mathematical audiences.

Up to two awards of \$2,000 are made annually. Both mathematicians and non-mathematicians are eligible.

**Next Award:** January 2019

**Nomination Deadline:** March 15, 2018

**Nomination Procedure:** Nominations should be submitted to:

Professor Carla D. Savage

Office of the AMS Secretary

Department of Computer Science

Box 8206

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8206 USA

Email AMS Secretary Carla Savage

Please include biographical information and a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination.

**Most Recent Award: 2018**

**Vi Hart**received the 2018 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for entertaining, thought-provoking mathematics and music videos on YouTube that explain mathematical concepts through doodles.**Matt Parker**also received the 2018 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for communicating the excitement of mathematics to a worldwide audience through YouTube videos, TV and radio appearances, book and newspaper writings, and stand-up comedy.

**About the Award:** This award was established by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) in 1988. JPBM is a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society,
the Mathematical Association of America, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and
the American Statistical Association.