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Two weeks left to enter the Science Writing Prize 2012

11 April 2012

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a new generation of science writers. You have just two weeks to enter the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2012, in association with the ‘Guardian’ and the ‘Observer’.

We're looking for 800-word articles 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. For more information, see our FAQ.

To enter, you must be a non-published* writer based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. You can enter in either of two categories, with the winner of each receiving a prize:

  • professional scientists of postgraduate level and above
  • anyone else with a non-professional interest in science, including undergraduate students.

* By 'published', we are referring to professional journalists and authors who already write for money. We welcome entries from bloggers and student journalists.

To help with your entries, we have published a series of blog posts and films about science storytelling.

The judging panel includes Robin Ince (comedian), Liz Bonnin (TV presenter), Emily Wilson (the 'Guardian'), Ian Tucker (the 'Observer'), Kevin Moses (Wellcome Trust) and Mark Henderson (Wellcome Trust).

The deadline for entries is 25 April 2012, and the awards event is scheduled to take place in London on 19 September 2012.

For more information about the competition, please visit the website or email swp@wellcome.ac.uk.

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