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The 2006 National Brain-Science Writing Prize - winners

 

General Prize

(newspaper article about the brain)

 

1st: Rebecca Poole: When imagination and reality combine (Click here to read this article in full)

2nd: Kate Holden-Dye: Drunk worms and cheap-date flies (Click here to read this article in full)

 

Highly Commended:
Flora Devlin: The real cause of obesity: addicted to food [PDF]

Gillian Pepper: Changing the face of our lives [PDF]

 


Researchers Prize

(newspaper article written by a scientist about their own work)

 

1st: Angelica Ronald: Scientists reveal autism and ADHD have the same cause (Click here to read this article in full)

2nd: Dr. Nada Yousif: Stimulating the brain (Click here to read this article in full)

 

 

Background to the competition:

‘Your amazing brain’ (the website), The European Dana Alliance for the Brain, and The British Neuroscience Association have joined forces to find the best brain communicators in the country.

We’re looking for a newspaper style science article of around 650 words on the subject of brain science.

At-Bristol The European Dana Alliance for the Brain The British Neuroscience Association

 

There are two categories

 

 

The general prize

For the best article on any area of brain science.

This category is open to everyone – school students to professors.

 

The researcher’s prize

For the best article about your own area of research in a brain-related subject.

This category is open to those engaged in scientific research.

 

     

 

 

The Judges

  • Dr Penny Fidler, neuroscientist and creator of the Your amazing brain website
  • Elaine Snell of Snell communications and Senior PR consultant for the European Dana alliance for the brain (EDAB)
  • Yvonne Allen, Executive Secretary of The British Neuroscience Association

 


The General Prize

 

The general prize is open to everyone, of any age, whether engaged in research or not.

 

First Prize:

  • £250
  • Publication of your article in a number of high-profile public websites (including www.youramazingbrain.org and the website of the British Neuroscience Association.
  • Publication of your article in the British neuroscience magazine and other publications.

Runner-up Prize

  • The runner up will also have their article published on the above websites and printed publications.

The Researcher’s Prize

The researchers prize provides an opportunity for those working in brain-research (or related fields) to tell the world about their research.

Your article should be based around your own field of research and this should be clear from reading the article.

This category is open to everyone undertaking their own research and working in a research institute, including post-grads, post-docs and all other academic staff and (where appropriate) third year undergraduate project students, research assistants and support staff.

 

First Prize:

  • £250
  • Publication of your article in the British neuroscience Association’s quarterly magazine.
  • Publication of your article in a number of high-profile public websites (including www.youramazingbrain.org and the websites of the British Neuroscience Association.

Runner-up Prize

  • The runner up will have their article published in the British neuroscience Association’s quarterly magazine and on the above websites.