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Access to Understanding: science-writing competition

Excerpts from webpage:

“The Access to Understanding science-writing competition is for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers who have an interest in promoting understanding of biomedical research.

Join a generation of biomedical researchers who recognise the importance of opening up the results of research, so that they are truly accessible to everyone.

A scientific journal article may be the established way to describe your science to other researchers, but is this the best way to explain scientific findings to an interested public?

Widespread availability of research articles doesn’t always mean that they are easily understood. For many who would like to look at the very latest research findings, the style and jargon of research articles puts that information out of reach. One step in bridging the gap between providing access and enabling understanding would be to provide a plain English summary with every research article published. This is the inspiration for Access to Understanding.

The competition is brought to you by the British Library, eLife and Europe PMC as part of the Access to Understandingcollaboration.

Using no more than 800 words, we want you to choose one article from the list provided and explain the research and why it matters to a general reader.

The winning entry will be published by eLife.

The winner will also receive an iPad. Prizes will also be awarded for 2ndplace (an iPad mini), 3rd place (£100 Amazon voucher), and for the People’s Choice Award (surprise gift) identified by public vote, and at the judges’ discretion, entries may also be published by eLife.

Prizes will be presented at a prestigious awards ceremony at The British Library in London on 27 March 2015. All entrants will be invited to the awards ceremony”.


Entry criteria

  • The competition opens on 11 November 2014.
  • The deadline for entries is 16:00 GMT 9 December 2014. Please note that there may be numerous people submitting entries as the deadline approaches. Try not to leave submitting your entry until the last hour or so before the competition closes; we cannot accept responsibility for entries that do not reach us in time.
  • Shortlisted entrants will be informed no later than 9 March 2015.

For more details: http://europepmc.org/ScienceWritingCompetition?0

So Get Set Go!!

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