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Nature's Essay Competition
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:45:36 am »
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Since AN is full to the brim with young and science-interested brains, I thought I would share this competition. Nature (the science journal) is holding a short essay competition, but I'll let them take it from here.
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Nature is launching an essay competition for readers aged 18 to 25. We invite you to tell us, in an essay of no more than 1,000 words, what scientific advance, big or small, you would most like to see in your lifetime, and why it matters to you. We want to feature the inspiring voices and ideas of the next generation.

The deadline for completed essays is midnight, UK time, on 9 August 2019. The winner will have their essay published in our 150th anniversary issue on 7 November, and receive a cash prize (£500 or equivalent) as well as a year’s personal subscription to the journal.

We are looking for essays that are well reasoned, well researched, forward-looking, supported by existing science, and leave room for personal perspective and anecdotes that show us who you are. We encourage you to entertain as well as to inform; we are not looking for academic papers, an academic writing style or science fiction. Submitted essays will be judged by a panel of editors, including Nature’s editor-in-chief Magdalena Skipper, physicist Jess Wade at Imperial College London, and immunologist Faith Osier from the KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya.
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I'll probably be writing a submission (why not, right?) and I encourage anyone else to also. If you're interested in a career in science, I think it's important to think about the future, as well as work on communication skills like those promoted by this competition.
Good luck to those who do give it a go!
Qualifications
 > Have counted to 102 (with a dapper koala)
 > Can draw really good spiders
 > 2 Poet points
 > 6.5 insanipi points