How often have you visited Chemistry World and wished that you too were a glamorous science journalist, putting science in the spotlight, mopping its sweaty brow with the flannel of inquisition and then wringing out the musky essence for eager consumption by a thirsty public? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of seeing your name in print as the author of a story in Chemistry World? Maybe you think writing is for the (alien) dinosaurs and you’d like to show off your multimedia skills? Well, now’s your chance. This summer, we’re launching the first Chemistry World science communication competition.

All you have to do is write an 800 word article on a topic related to the chemical sciences or produce an audio or video clip no more than five minutes in length. You can even enter both if you like. The shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of esteemed scientists and science communicators.

The competition is open now and will close at the end of August.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to an evening reception at The Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, London where the winners will be announced. Winning entries will be featured in Chemistry World in print and/or online, and there’s also some hard cash on offer.

To find out more and submit an entry go to www.rsc.org/CWcompetition

Philip Robinson

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