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The Oxford Scientist School Science Writing Competition

The Oxford Scientist is proud to announce our Hilary Term 2019 School Science Writing Competition. You can see the winners of our previous competition at .


Calling all budding science writers in UK schools!

  • Are you currently a school, sixth form or college student in the UK in Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, or Year 13 (or equivalent)?

  • Are you fascinated by science and want to communicate it to those around you?

  • Would you like to see your work published in the next issue of The Oxford Scientist AND win four tickets to the IMAX 3D experience at the London Science Museum?

If you answered YES to all of the above, then all you need to do is write a scientific article (maximum 700 words) about one way in which science impacts your everyday life, and send it to us by 18th January 2019. Your article could discuss anything from the smart phone you use every day, to the washing powder you use in your washing machine, to the insulin injections you might require as a type-1 diabetic.

Once you have written your article, you can upload it at

Articles must be submitted by 18th January 2019.

Articles will be judged by our panel of experts, and the winning article will be published in the next issue of The Oxford Scientist. The winning entrant will also receive four tickets to the IMAX 3D experience of their choice at the London Science Museum. The runners-up will have their articles featured on our website.

If you have any questions about the competition, please email

If your school, sixth form or college would like to subscribe to The Oxford Scientist for just £15 per year, please contact

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