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What’s Your Story? Communicate your research to The Scientist for a chance to have your story published.
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The Scientist proudly launches What’s Your Story?, a science writing competition that celebrates the fundamental effect of science communication on research and discovery. Science begins with a spark of inspiration derived from a curiosity, an idea, or a fascination. A well told scientific story has the power to ignite excitement and inspire further discovery in a perpetual chain of creativity and sharing. 

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As part of our launch we are proud to partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific to introduce our inaugural competition round to the public. What’s Your Story? gives scientists the opportunity to engage a wide public audience and receive feedback from The Scientist’s editorial team in the process. First place will receive $500 USD. The following two runners-up will receive $250 USD each.

See also: "Competition Guidelines and Writing Tips"

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Do you have an engaging science story to tell? Put it on paper and submit it to The Scientist’s writing competition for a chance to win!
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The competition is open to senior scientists, graduate students, research associates, and lab managers interested in science communication. To enter, submit a 500-600-word journalism-style article on a recently published scientific discovery in the life sciences. Applications will be evaluated by The Scientist’s judging panel, which consists of professional PhD-trained science communicators. Winners will work with The Scientist’s editorial team to shape their stories, which will be published online to reach our broad readership of like-minded life scientists.

To enter What’s Your Story?, review the call for submissions and guidelines and submit your story to The submission deadline for the first competition is February 29th, 2024, with additional rounds to follow. We look forward to reading your stories!

A well told scientific story has the power to ignite excitement and inspire further discovery in a perpetual chain of creativity and sharing.

About The Scientist

The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals. It covers a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology and creates educational resources and events to support its scientist readers throughout all of their endeavors. It is read by leading researchers who value penetrating analyses and broad perspectives on life science topics both within and beyond their areas of expertise. 

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