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Science Communication Competition in the UK

Science Communication Competition in the UK

Country: UK
City: London
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Are you passionate about the biggest challenges we face? Do you want the opportunity to communicate your passion for science to the wider community? Do you have a flair for science writing? Then look no further. The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) invites application from invigorating individuals for the Science Communication Competition in the UK.

The ability to inspire interest and engagement in people outside of 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 by raising awareness of science to the wider community. Hence, the inaugural Science Communication Competition provides undergraduate and postgraduate students based in the UK with an opportunity to write about the theme of this year’s IFST Spring Conference to develop their skills for science communication.


The winner of the competition will receive £100, 1-year IFST membership and the opportunity to publish the winning article in IFST’s Food Science and Technology Magazine.


The essay must be no longer than 1,500 words and include no more than 10 references. It must be in the form of the Vancouver style referencing. Also, the table and or figure are optional and limited to a maximum of one. The essay has to be submitted in a Word document format and must be double spaced.

Title: The application of scientific and technological research enables the food industry to tackle some of the biggest nutritional challenges. Discuss


  1. The undergraduate competition is open to all first, second, third and final year students.
  2. The postgraduate competition is open to all current Masters students only.
  3. Undergraduate and postgraduate students must be currently taking a course in food science, food technology, and human nutrition; as well as other areas (including sensory science, food safety management, food consumer behavior).
  4. The competition is open to all IFST Student members and non-members.
  5. Likewise, any submission must be the original work of the author that has not previously been entered into other competitions or published (this includes articles published in any online sources, websites, blogs, publications, and thesis).
  6. Moreover, Essays that have won prizes in other competitions are not eligible.
  7. Further, the entry must be all your own work.
  8. However, an applicant may make only one entry.
  9. Finally, entries in a Word document format should be submitted to Kiu Sum with “Science Communication Competition_[your name]” in the subject field. (Please note that there is no entry fee).

Competition format

The format for both undergraduate and postgraduate competitions are the same. A panel of Judges will judge the essays.


Candidates applying for the Science Communication competition must submit all their entries by 17:00 on Friday 31 May 2019 


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerInstitute of Food Science and Technology
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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