Writing Competition Rules

Rules for Entrants:

  1. The BSCB Science Writing Prize is open to all BSCB student and postdoctoral members.
  2. The piece must be all your own work.
  3. We will be looking in particular for articles which cover topics of key relevance to cell biology but not necessarily limited to a research topic.
  4. Articles should be no more than 1000 words.
  5. The winner will receive a prize of £500.
  6. By entering you agree that if you are awarded the prize the winning entry will be published in the BSCB newsletter and online.
  7. The BSCB is not responsible for publicity for the winning entry.
  8. The deadline for entries is in February of each year. Precise date will be announced on the BSCB website. 
  9. Entries should be sent to Judith Sleeman as electronic files (preferably Word format).
  10. Articles that have won prizes in other competitions are not eligible.

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Previous Winners

BSCB Science Writing Prize 2016

Heart Disease: Fishing for a cure Girisaran Gangnatharan, Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Montpellier, France. It is not just a little fish “Why?” You ask me. Because the tiny zebrafish may be the answer to the problem of heart disease in our society. Or, to be specific, this fish might be able to teach us how […]

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