The Asian Science Writing Prize 2017

Young people from all over the world who reside or work in Asia are welcome to take part in the Asian Science Writing Prize 2017. The organizers invite non-fiction entries in the 1,000-1,500 word count range covering any scientific discipline. The deadline for submissions is May 31.

Co-organized by the Science Centre Singapore and Asian Scientist Magazine, the Prize seeks to identify the best scientific writing from Asia. Winners will receive their prizes from the guest of honor, Singapore Minister for Education Mr. Ong Ye Kung, at an award ceremony to be held at the Singapore Science Centre on July 7, 2017.

There is no specific theme for ASWP 2017, but entrants are encouraged to write in an aspirational manner on topics relevant to Asia. The panel will seek the following criteria in the winning entries: Enjoyable and accessible writing style, appreciation for science, technical accuracy, and relevance to Asia.

Main criteria

  • Eligible candidates should reside or work in Asia;
  • Only unpublished and original, non-fiction entries submitted and written by a single author will be considered;
  • The language of the competition is English.

Winners will receive prizes including prize money, certificates of recognition, publication in Asian Scientist Magazine, and will be considered for inclusion in the Best of Science Writing from Asia 2017, a book that will be published under the Asian Scientist imprint. The value of awards depends on the age group of a candidate. The first prize awards for participants aged 19 and older and 13-18 are $5,000 and $500, respectively.

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