*COMPETITION TIME*

After a turbulent year of science, we want to hear from you! If you are between 10-18 years old, this one’s for you. Here at A Short Scientist, we want to inspire younger generations to find a love for science. Therefore, over the month of February we’re running our third annual science writing competition!

We know some teachers have used the blog as starting material for science lessons, so why not challenge your pupils further? We are looking for pupils to write a short blog style article about their favourite science topic. It should be no longer than 700 words and try to explain their chosen topic in a fun way to the readers. If you want to include images please do, although we will illustrate the winning articles if they are not already illustrated, so don’t worry. Make sure you include references if you have referred to anyone else’s work! Some article examples could be:

  1. “The Perils of Plastic Pollution”
  2. “Why can we Walk on Custard?”
  3. “Our Amazing Solar System”

The following are the age categories: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 years old. The winner of each category will have their article published on the AShortScientist blog, receive a certificate, and some science goodies from awesome science shops such as “Science on a Postcard”. The winning articles will be published during British Science Week (5th-14th March 2020), so the closing date is Sunday 28th Feb at 5pm (GMT). Anyone wishing to enter should send their completed entries (in PDF or Word format, or a photo if you want to write it by hand), along with their name, age and home country to ashortscientist@gmail.com. We can’t wait to read them, HAPPY WRITING!

PS don’t hesitate to contact us on social media or via email with any queries.

Here are links to last year’s winning entries for some inspiration: Sophie (10-12 category), Sam (13-15 category), and Jade (16-18 category).

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