Science Communication Competition

We have a winner! Find out more here. 

Are you passionate about the biggest challenges we face? Want the opportunity to communicate your passion for science to the wider community? Got a flair for science writing? Then this is the competition for you!

The ability to inspire interest and engagement in people external to the science community is a useful and lifelong skill. It is important to encourage the next generation of scientists to progress into their professional careers but raising awareness of science to the wider community.

This inaugural Science Communication Competition provides you with the opportunity to write about a topical issue that the food industry is currently facing, whilst concisely demonstrating and developing your skills for science communication to the broader community.

This year we are asking you to communicate your knowledge and passion in 500 words or less, in an engaging scientific article.

Title: Can farming edible insects fulfil the growing demands of the growing world population, whilst also being sustainable?
What is the prize?

The winner of the competition receives £100 with the opportunity to publish your winning article in IFST’s Food Science and Technology Magazine and a 1-year IFST membership.

Criteria:
  • The article must not be longer than 500 words and must be your own work
  • Clearly written and concise
  • Scientifically accurate
  • Engaging and innovative
  • References where applicable using the Vancouver reference system
  • The decision of the judge’s panel is final
Eligibility:
  1. Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate levels and apprentices’ level 4-6
  2. You must be currently enrolled in a course or working inline of the following: food science, food technology and human nutrition, nutrition; as well as other areas (including sensory science, food safety management, food consumer behaviour, food engineering).
  3. The competition is open to all IFST Student members and non-members
  4. Submissions must be new original work that has not previously won prizes in other competitions, published and or entered in other competitions. (this includes articles published in any online sources, websites, blogs, publications and thesis)
  5. Articles that have won prizes in other competitions are not eligible.
  6. Entry must be all your own work
  7. Only one entry per student
  8. Entries (Word document) should be submitted to Rob Jones (r.jones@ifst.org) with “Science Communication Competition [your name]” in the subject field. This competition is now closed, please do consider applying next year!

For more information, please contact Rob Jones (Education and Careers Coordinator) at r.jones@ifst.org