Essay Prizes for Science

 

KELVIN SCIENCE PRIZE

Open to all students in year 12 or equivalent, regardless of nationality or school country. Essays must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words including footnotes and appendices.

THE OXFORD SCIENTIST WRITING COMPETITION

Designed for budding Science writers in the UK about to enter into year 11, year 12 or year 13, this prize entails writing a 700 word article on a stated theme. Winners have their work published in The Oxford Science magazine along with other prizes.

ST HILDA’S SCIENCE POETRY PRIZE

Open to students aged between 11 and 18 years, entrants are asked to write a poem on a subject using their scientific knowledge. The winning poem will be performed at St Hilda's College, Oxford University. Cash prizes - £100 (1st), £50 (2nd), £25 (3rd).

 

THE QUEEN'S COMMONWEALTH ESSAY COMPETITION

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under, to consider how they can work to use cultural, technological and environmental connections for positive change across the Commonwealth. 

THE WESTON-SMITH PHYSICAL SCIENCES PRIZE (GIRLS ONLY)

Open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. Submissions should comply with the following: 4-6 A4 sides maximum including all figures, diagrams, tables and bibliography, with a maxium of 2500 words.

THE NEWNHAM ENGINEERING PRIZE (GIRLS ONLY)

Open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. Submissions should be 2,000 – 2,500 words, including footnotes and captions, but not bibliography. All sources must be appropriately acknowledged and cited, and the bibliography should include websites consulted. Up to five entries may be submitted per school.

 

THE NEWNHAM BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRIZE (GIRLS ONLY)

Open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. Submissions should comply with the following: 4-6 A4 sides maximum including all figures, diagrams, tables and bibliography, with a maxium of 2500 words.