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Now open – the 2021 Junior Science Writing Competition

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

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For science explorers

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Are you a budding scientist, aged 7-11? Are you excited about science and asking questions? Is there a topic you want to tell the world about? If yes, this competition is for you!

Science is how we ask questions and collect evidence to better understand how the universe works. Whether that is by exploring where medicines come from, how stars are made, how bamboo grows,  how we keep our homes warm in the winter, or why our bodies work the way they do – science is everywhere. If you want to share your excitement about science, you can enter our writing competition!

To enter, all you need to do is share a piece of writing (of no more than 500 words) related to any kind of science that interests you. We are looking for you to be creative – your writing could be about an experiment you have done, it could be a poem, a story, it could include drawings or diagrams. We would love most of your entry to be writing-based, but you can be as creative as you want otherwise, and we are excited to see what you come up with.

The competition winner will receive a GIANTmicrobe toy and their article will be published in the British Pharmacological Society’s digital magazine, Pharmacology Matters.

To enter, ask your parent or guardian to help you submit your entry by 8pm on Friday 20 August 2021. The instructions for parents and guardians can be found below. If you have any questions, then please get in touch.

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

If you are interested in finding out more about being a science explorer and where medicines come from, you can also visit our science explorer web pages.

For parents and guardians

Do you know a budding young science explorer aged 7-11 who is passionate about science and exploring the world around them?

The British Pharmacological Society recognises how important it is to inspire and support budding young scientists, and so, for the second year running, we are holding a Junior Science Writing Competition for those aged 7-11.

If your child is excited about science and is keen to get involved, all you need to do is submit a piece of writing (up to 500 words in total) about any kind of science that inspires or interests them. Although the format should be writing based (for example it could be a piece about an experiment they have done, a poem, a story…), their submission can include pictures and diagrams too. They can be as creative as they would like to be, and we are excited to see what they come up with.

The competition winner will receive a GIANTmicrobe toy and their article will be published in the British Pharmacological Society’s digital magazine, Pharmacology Matters.

To enter, you will need to help them send their entry as a Word document along with a completed consent form by 8pm on Friday 20 August 2021. The entries will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges. If you have any questions, then please get in touch.

Read the winning articles from the 2020 Junior Science Writing Competition

First place 2020:

Giant Bamboo

by Isaac Waitt (then aged 11)

What is giant bamboo and why is it special? Read the article from our first junior science writing competition winner, Isaac Waitt, to find out. 

Read the article
 
 

Runner up 2020:

Plants

by Mohamad Ibrahim Aujoyeb (then aged 9)

Mohamad Ibrahim Aujoyeb, runner up from our Junior Science Writing Competition, tells us the best way to plant seeds.  

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Runner up 2020:

Pets - chameleon, spider, antlion and great diving beetles

by Reuben and Micah Waitt (then aged 10 and 8)

Reuben and Micah Waitt, runners up from our Junior Science Writing Competition, tell us what they have discovered about the feeding patterns of their exciting pets. 

Read the article
 

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