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Each year the Biochemical Society looks to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with our annual Science Communication Competition. This is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and is your opportunity to showcase your SciComm talents.

There are two categories; written and video. Your entry must be bioscience themed and aimed at the general public.

The winning entries will be published in the Society’s magazine, The Biochemistand on the Society’s website.  

Winning entries also win a cash prize and the opportunity to be mentored by professional science communicators.

Deadline: 15 April
Criteria for the Science Communication Competition

Written Articles

Written articles should be no longer than 1,500 words. Entries will not be judged on any pictures included in the article, just the text. References must be included where appropriate. 

Each written entry must:

 Comprise original work of up to 1,500 words
 Be on a molecular bioscience topic (specified on your entry form)
 Be targeted at the general public
 Demonstrate a high level of spelling and grammar
 Be scientifically accurate
 Be creative, engaging and well-written 

 

Videos

Videos should be 2-5 minutes long. Use of sophisticated film equipment is not required to enter this competition, for example, a phone camera could be used. The key points that the entries will be judged on is how well the science is presented/described and not the technical quality of the filming.  

Videos can be entered by teams, with one person named as the lead entrant. Prizes will be shared by the team. 

Please do not include any copyrighted material in your entry (i.e. music and images).  

 

Each video entry must: 

 Communicate science clearly and be scientifically accurate
 Be engaging, creative and have strong narrative
 Be targeted at the general public and be on a molecular bioscience topic (specified on your entry form)
 Be 2-5 minutes long
 Not include any copyrighted content (eg. music)