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The Oxford Scientist School Science Writing Competition

  • Are you a school, sixth form or college student in the UK in Year 10, Year 11, or Year 12 (entering into Year 11, Year 12 or Year 13 in September)?
  • 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 a £50 Amazon voucher?

If you answered YES to these questions, then all you need to do is write a 700-word article about an “unsung hero of science” and send it to us by the 18th October. It could be about anyone from a scientist who is now well known but did not receive recognition for their achievements during their lifetime, to someone who you believe has made a significant contribution to their field of science but has never been rewarded for their achievements.

Once you have written your article, you can upload it at our website .

Articles must be received by midnight on the 18th October, and will be judged by our panel of experts. The winning article will be published in our magazine and receive a £50 Amazon voucher. Runners-up will be published 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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