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2014 Science Writing Competition

2014 Science Writing Competition

2014 Science Writing CompetitionThe Roundtable Review is excited to announce the return of Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable’s annual science writing competition! Submissions will be accepted from January 27th to February 28th, 2014. Anyone from high school students to professional entrepreneurs, scientists and non-scientists alike, are welcome to participate: just pick a theme and start writing!


The themes for the 2014 competition are as follows:

1) An example of entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry

2) An exciting discovery in biology (recent or past)

3) An interesting development in a field of biotechnology, e.g. pharmaceutics, ecological applications, biomaterials, healthcare, etc.


Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable


The winner will receive a cash prize of £500 (GBP) / $750 (USD)


28 February, 2014


  • Competitors are required to submit an article no more than 1200 words long using the online form that will become available here on January 27th, 2014.
  • We are looking for talented and passionate writers who can write clearly about a topic relating to the life sciences, focused on one of the themes above.
  • The piece submitted must not have been previously published (professionally), and no more than one article per person will be considered. Early submissions will not be considered.
  • A number of finalists will have the opportunity to publish their work on the Roundtable Review, so even if you’re not the overall winner, you still have the chance to be recognised for your wonderful writing.
  • The competition winner will be determined by our panel of judges, which includes Lisa Melton, Editor for Nature Biotechnology, and will receive a cash prize of £500 (GBP) / $750 (USD).
  • For the 2013 competition, we received over 100 entries, representing 10 countries, 19 cities, and 30 academic and industrial institutions.
  • You can take a look at the work of previous finalists, AndreaAyesha, and Robert, and one of our previous winners, Louisa, for some inspiration.
  • The Roundtable Review Editorial Team is excited about this opportunity, and wishes best of luck to all participants!


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  1. Right up my alley. But Coach, since the online form for submission won’t be available until January 27, can you help remind us again when that day comes?

  2. Nwankwo Ifeoma says:

    What are the requirements for the competition? Plus, how are we to recieve prizes?

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