The Wellcome Trust, the Guardian and The Observer have launched a competition for science journalism. The competition is open to everyone who is not a professional writer.
“We want to identify some of the best writing about the remarkable ideas and stories emerging from the world’s laboratories, field trips and research journals … You might be a new PhD student laying out your research ideas, a seasoned blogger who writes about science in his spare time, or a professor of biology discussing a new idea in her field. You might be none of the above and, instead, someone who just looks at the world in wonder and wants to write about what you see.”
Thirty short-listed entrants will be invited to take part in a science writing workshop, and the winning articles (one by a professional scientist and one by a writer who isn’t a professional scientist) will be published in the Guardian or The Observer. The winners will also receive £1000.
Competition details can be found on the Wellcome Trust’s website. The closing date is 30th May.