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2017 Science Communication Competition winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Science Communication Competition have been announced. The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and is your opportunity to showcase your SciComm talents. 


Entrants in two categories – written and video – submitted their bioscience themed entries, aimed at the general public. Winners were selected from the high-quality pool of entries by a panel of expert judges including Professor Steve Busby, Dr Kat Arney and Jonathan Sanderson. 

“It wasn't an easy job to pick winners for this competition as all the entries I read were of a very high standard. This is seriously reassuring, considering the importance of clear communication of science in the so-called post-truth era!”

Professor Steve Busby, Professor of Biochemistry at University of Birmingham, competition judge



"Communicating exciting scientific news to the public is such a key part of life as a researcher, and this competition has been a great opportunity to develop these skills. Many thanks to all involved at the Biochemical Society.”

Harry Potter, PhD student at the University of Manchester, first prize winner of the written competition

Winners of the written competition:

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?'

Winners of the video competition:

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

You can read more about the winners and their entries here.