Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize

The Wellcome Trust has announced the launch of its Science Writing Prize 2012.

The judges are looking for 800-word articles that address any area of science and would be suitable for publication in the Guardian or the Observer in print and online. Entrants must demonstrate that they have thought about and understood their audience and can bring a scientific idea to life.

The deadline for entries is 25 April 2012.

To enter, you must be a non-published writer based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. You can enter in either of two categories, with the winner of each receiving a prize:

  • professional scientists of postgraduate level and above
  • anyone else with a non-professional interest in science, including undergraduate students

The judges are looking for originality, bright ideas and a distinctive writing style. Your article should show a passion for science and encourage the general public to consider, question and debate key issues in science and society.

To help with your entries, the Trust  will be publishing a series of blog posts and films about science communication.