UK schools and college students are invited to take part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Bill Bryson prize for science communication
UK schools and college students, aged 5-18, are invited to take part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Bill Bryson prize for science communication. Following on from last year's successful competition, which had around 400 entries, there is no overall theme so students can write about any aspect of science that interests them.
The competition, now in its fifth year, aims to engage students in science and promote clear science communication in schools and colleges. Students are asked to submit an original piece of work which relays their chosen subject to an audience outside of their own peer group. All formats will be accepted, including: articles, eg for a magazine or newspaper; posters; poems; PowerPoint presentations; films; information booklets; web pages; or work from an after school science club.
The competition will be judged in two categories - primary and secondary - by a panel of judges, comprising Bill Bryson, the RSC president, and the editor of Education in Chemistry. The best entries from each category will receive awards of £500 for their institution, while the student(s) in each winning category will receive £100. All entrants will receive a certificate for participating.
The closing date for entries is Friday 21 May. Entry forms are available to download from website. For further information contact Robert Bowles at the RSC.