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Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: applications open!

For the fourth consecutive year the Wellcome Trust is launching the annual award “Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014”, in association with the “Guardian” and the “Observer”.


The award invites non-professional science writers based in the UK to submit short articles of no more than 800 words that address an area of science in an accessible way. The idea is to engage the general public with the latest scientific news in a captivating way.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: the first is for professional, funded scientists of postgraduate level and above, and the second is open to anyone with a non-professional interest in science, including undergraduate students. Entrants must demonstrate originality, bright ideas, accuracy and a distinctive writing style.

The winners will have their work printed in the 'Guardian' or the 'Observer' and receive a £1000 cash prize.

The deadline for entries is 11 May 2014, and the awards event is scheduled to take place in London in October 2014.

For further details, please visit the WT Science Writing Prize page.

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