BSCB Science Writing Prize 2012
This autumn, the BSCB will again be running its Science
Writing Competition for BSCB members. The BSCB Science Writing Prize is open to
all BSCB student and postdoctoral members; please note that membership is a
requirement for entry. We particularly will be looking for articles that cover
topics of key relevance in biomedical science. Articles need not be limited to
research areas but you might like to try to communicate your own project in a
clear and concise way to a non-specialist audience. Other topics should be
relevant to cell biology in its broadest context; examples could include the
impact of stem cell technology, a feature on an important disease condition, or
a wider science policy issue such as government funding of basic versus
Articles should be limited to 1000 words but can include
images where relevant (these will be reproduced in black and white only in the
The winner will receive a prize of £300 and the winning
entry will be published in the BSCB newsletter and online.
The deadline for entries is the 16th January 2012.
Entries should be sent to Paul Andrews (email@example.com) as electronic files (preferably Word
format, with any illustrations or images sent separately as TIFF or JPG).
The winner of the 2011 BSCB Science Writing Prize was John
Ankers (above) for his essay “What makes us tick?”.