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Winners of the Science Communication Competition

2017 Winners

Written category

First prize: Harry Potter 'From Womb to Tomb: Stress Across a Lifetime'
Second prize: Bryony Barnes 'Neisseria meningitidis – more tricks than a magician'
Third prize: Catherine Baker 'Bacteria are out of this world! Could they help us clean up our act?'

Video Category

First prize: Alex Binks 'How to make a virus'
Second prize: Roshni Raju 'Gluten Free'
Third prize: Inés Dawson 'How do pregnancy tests work'

2016 winners

Written category

1st prize: Donald Iain MacDonald "How to make a magnetically controlled mouse"

2nd prize: Anwen Brown "Ground Control to Major Tim"

3rd prize: Jessica Hardy "Cancer: a disease of bad luck or bad lifestyle?"



Video category

1st prize: Joe Tickle “Inflammation and Liver Disease
2nd prize: Xinyang Hong “Toll-like Receptors
3rd prize: Johanna Laibe “In between the (beta) sheets

2015 winners

Written category
1st prize: Emma Yhnell "James and the Giant Gene"
2nd prize: Paul Brack "Norman Heatley: the forgotten man of penicillin"
3rd prize: Rosemary Chamberlain "From bark to bacteria: the natural sources of modern medicine"

Video category
1st prize: Chris Morgan "CRISPR-cas targeted gene editing"
2nd prize: Milana Trepetova "3 person in-vitro fertilization technique"

2014 winners

1st prize: Laura Pritchard (University of Oxford) “The sweet life”
2nd prize: Maria Alfaradhi (University of Cambridge) “You are what your mother ate”
3rd prize: Ross Harper (University College London) “What's the time Mr Wolf?”

2013 Winners

1st prize: Nicole Antonio (University of Bristol),  "Why eating c**p could save your life"
2nd prize: Stephane Vranckx (Universite Libre de Bruxelles),  "In the heavens as it is on Earth"
3rd prize: Tom Minshull (University of Sheffield)  "Epigenetics: The Bee's Knees"



Useful links


Secrets of good science writing - tips for many different scientific writing styles

The Science Stars of YouTube - an introduction to a number of different YouTube science communicators 

The Scientist Videographer - how to use videography skills to communicate your research

Tips for great science writing - from the science communication unit at UWE Bristol

Know your audience - know your audience, purpose and desired outcome

How to not write like a scientist - 5 tips from Popsci

New to Sci Comm - a website listing science communication and writing/editing opportunities

Speaking to... James Randerson - an interview with James Randerson, Assistant National News Editor at The Guardian who runs their science blogging masterclass