The Guardian, Observer and Wellcome Trust launch new prize for budding science journalists

The Guardian, Observer and the Wellcome Trust have launched a new prize for budding science writers. In an article on the Guardian’s website, journalist Alok Jha launches the prize and gives a few tips on how to get started in writing about science.

Introducing the award, Alok Hja says, “in summary, we’re looking for an 800-word article from non-professional writers suitable for publication on, in the Guardian or The Observer. There will be two prizes, one for professional scientists and another for everyone else.”

“As long as you’re not already a professional writer or journalist you can enter this competition. To encourage more people to discuss and think about science, we want to bring brilliant new writing to the attention of all our readers.”

Full information about how to enter is on the Wellcome Trust website. The closing date is 20 May and the prize will be awarded in October.