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Why participating in the INPST 2018 Science Communication Award contest?

INPST 2018 Science Communication Award contest is happening now. Life-science participants are called to enter the contest until the end of 2018. The competition will award the best blog post based on life-science topic. All texts will be evaluated by experts in the field, based on the quality of the text, social media influence (i.e. how many shares or likes they will gather), and the number of attracted page views.

A key requirement to the blog posts is writers to create a text, which is written in easily understandable (layman’s) terms. There is no restriction to the number of submitted blog posts by a single participant. Texts with more than one author are also welcomed, but in case they win, then the prize will be split.

Besides the monetary awards, there are also Certificates for the winners. Latter are going to be announced in March 2019.

Rules for participation:

1. The INPST 2018 Science Communication Award will be given in Gold (2000 USD), Silver (1000 USD), and Bronze (500 USD) to the authors of the three best life-science focused blogposts that will be published on the INPST website in 2018.

2. Each blog post for participation in the INPST 2018 Science Communication Award needs to have a minimum of 1000 words and at least one image(photo, scheme, or other graphical representation), and needs to be send as a Word file to diederich@me.com (the submission deadline is December 31, 2018). Example of the needed submission format can be viewed here. To assure topic suitability, pre-submission inquiries are welcomed.

3. The submitted blog posts need to be focused on a life sciences-related topic, and to be written in easily understandable (layman’s) terms. Participation with more than one blog posts is allowed. Blogs with more than one authors are allowed (if a blog post with several authors is the winner, the award will be divided to equal parts among the participating authors). Example of a published blog can be viewed here.

4. The winners will be selected based on the quality of the writing and on the provoked public interest (e.g., reflected in parameters such as the number of page views and the number of sharing on the social media). The winners will be announced in March 2019.

5. Why participating in the INPST 2018 Science Communication Award contest? In addition to the monetary Awards, each of the three winners will be honored with a Certificate (in Gold/Silver/Bronze)issued by the distinguished Evaluation Committee. Each blog post published on the INPST website will confer an exceptional scientific and public visibility to both each participating author and to the covered topic (which could be a great chance to promote a scientific topic or research of particular personal interest).

Evaluation Committee of the INPST 2018 Science Communication Award: Atanas G. AtanasovBernd L. FiebichGe LinMarc Diederich (Chair of the Committee), Michael HeinrichOliver GrundmannRachel Mata, and Volkmar Weissig.

The INPST 2018 Science Communication Award is sponsored by Envision Biotechnology.

This article was first and originally published here: INPST.net