Science writing contest open [UK]

Science writing contest open [UK]

Posted on April 20, 2012


April 25, 2012

U.K. writers interested in science can submit articles to a contest.

The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize seeks articles that can bring a scientific idea to life, with winning entries receiving publication in The Guardian or The Observer and a UK₤1,000 (about $1590) prize.

The contest features two categories - postgraduate professional scientists or anyone else with a non-professional interest in science, including undergraduate students. Professional journalists and authors who already write for money are not eligible.

Last year's winners were Penny Sarchet for her article "Death by hypochondria: the nocebo effect" and Tess Shellard for her article "Bacteria and the power of teamwork.".

The top 30 shortlisted entrants will also be invited to attend a science writing workshop at The Guardian offices in September 2012.

Submit articles by April 25. For more information, click here.