They are looking for short articles (800 words) that address any area of science and would be suitable for publication in the ‘Guardian’ or the ‘Observer’ in print and online. You must demonstrate that you have thought about and understood your audience and can bring a scientific idea to life. The deadline for entries is 25 April 2012.
The judges are looking for originality, bright ideas and a distinctive writing style. Your 800-word article should show a passion for science and encourage the general public to consider, question and debate the key issues in science and society.
Last year’s winners were:
- Penny Sarchet for her article ‘Death by hypochondria: the nocebo effect’(category A). Published in the ‘Observer’.
- Tess Shellard for her article ‘Bacteria and the power of teamwork’ (category B). Published in the ‘Guardian’.