It’s competition time on Soph talks science!

I have been writing this blog now for 3 and a half years. I’ve shared nearly 250 blog posts ranging from my PhD journey, to some fun and the latest science. But now I want to hear from YOU!

I have always wanted to use my platform as Soph talks science to give a voice to those who need it and also as a way for others to practice and showcase their science and science writing skills. So, this year I wanted to launch the Soph Talks Science Writing Competition so we can hear YOUR science or YOUR journey and experience in STEM.

I know there are several PhD students who follow this blog, but also loads of parents and science teachers too, so I wanted to challenge you all a little bit more this February in the run up to British Science Week. I have FIVE different categories and want you to write a short blog style article between 500-800 words about either your favourite science topic, or your scientific life – it just needs to be written in a fun way. Some examples of articles you could write are; “A Guided Tour around the Solar System”, “Why smells make us remember things”, “The Science of Harry Potter Explained”, “Why we get brain freeze” or “My experience as LGBT+ in academia”. The options are endless! I just want to see your passion and emotion come through.

Here are the categories:

Category 1 – My Favourite Science Topic for 10-12 year olds

Category 2 – My Favourite Science Topic for 13-15 year olds

Category 3 – My Favourite Science Topic for 16-18 year olds

Category 4 – My Favourite Science Topic for 19+ year olds who don’t work in STEM

Category 5 – My Scientific Life for 21+ year olds who work in STEM


Let’s talk about prizes:

The winner in each category will get their blog posted on Soph talks science in British Science Week, and a certificate from me.

The winners of each category will also receive more science goodies from a few of my favourite stores, and some other prizes to be confirmed….


Here is how to enter:

You need to write a blog style article between 500 and 800 words

You must be eligible for the category you are entering

You can write about anything that inspires you about science – the options are really limitless

You can add illustrations and images if you want to

Remember to include references if you have referred to anyone else’s work

You need to submit your completed entries as a PDF, Word document, or a photo if you fancy writing by hand to, along with your name, category you are submitting to, home country, and job (if appropriate)

Entries must be received by 23:59 on Saturday 29th February 2020! Winners will be notified by 5th March.

If you have any questions or queries about the competition, then please send me an email of a message on social media!


I am really excited to read all your science stories and share your voices with everyone else in the Soph talks science community.

Happy writing all!



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