WriteScience Competition

…where Science and Fiction Unite!

Last year Fun Palaces created a different kind of writing competition; one that’s about sharing and engaging, bringing arts and sciences together to create, and taking that work back to our local communities. From the many entries, their panel chose six brilliant poets to share their work at Fun Palaces events across the UK.

They have no categories – all ages, any writers, any scientists (and any combinations of both) are very welcome.

WriteScience is all about bringing arts and science together. Find a partner – if you are a writer, find a scientist; if you are a scientist, find a writer. Talk to them about what they do, how they do it and why they love it. Then write a fictional piece about it, 250 words max. It can be a poem, a short story, spoken word – whatever works best for you.

The conversation is key – write something that explores what is sparked in you by having a new conversation. Make it a piece of writing that can be shared – spoken, declaimed, whispered, shouted, painted, broadcast, scribbled, drawn, animated, acted, filmed – a piece of work that wants to leap off the page, out of the mouth, into the world. Fun Palaces are about creating with neighbours, making with people in our own communities – so try to speak to someone local to you. This is a chance to make new work, where you live.

They have a fantastic panel of judges including Val McDermid, Salena Godden and Jake Arnott.

Full details about how to enter and more about their lovely judges can be found here.


Fun Palaces are about arts and sciences, crafts and technologies, community and culture; we believe in everyone an artist, everyone a scientist.