Science Writing Competition ’16

The UWE Bristol SCU Science Writing Competition 2016 is now open. Aimed at non-professional science writers, entrants are invited to write a 700-word article about “the next big thing in science.” The closing date is 24 June 2016. For more information go to

There is a separate category for writers aged under 18, and there are no restrictions on where writers are resident. Published writers (professional journalists and anyone else who writes for money) are excluded from entering the competition. All others, including scientists and bloggers, are welcome to apply.

Also of interest to all: the competition judges, including editors and writers from IFL Science, BBC, The Royal Institution and UWE Bristol, have written up some tips and strategies for successful science writing. Seem like sound advice to you?

The competition is run by UWE Bristol’s Science Communication Unit (SCU) in partnership with BBC Focus magazine and the Royal Institution.


2 replies on “Science Writing Competition ’16”

I would like to participate in this contest..i have my article ready but i wanted to know the details to be followed while sending an email.. must it be in an pdf format?

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