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Essay Competition

Australia Essay Competition

To encourage Australian STEM students to demonstrate their written communication skills, the SCI Australia Group is offering essay prizes to BSc (or equivalent) Honours Students for original work carried out as part of their Honours Degree project.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all BSc or equivalent Honours students of chemistry, chemical engineering or a related discipline attending an Australian university.

Application: Competitors will be required to submit an essay describing the work conducted in their Honours Project. They will be required to include contextual aspects of their project, key results and findings, and a discussion about the relevance and applicability of their work to the wider community, particularly the business and industrial community.
They should comment if any of their work is being published in peer reviewed scientific journals or is the subject of a patent application. 

The essay should be approximately 2000 words in length but not longer than 4000 words. For more information about the application, please read the Award's judging criteria.

The essay should be submitted electronically as a Word document to the Chair of the SCI Australia Group, Dr Richard Thwaites: Richard.thwaites@bigpond.com.

 Description of Award: Up to three prizes will be awarded, valued at:

  • AUD 750
  • AUD 500
  • AUD 250

In addition, prize winners will be offered 1 year’s free membership to SCI, which will include access to the monthly publication “Chemistry & Industry” and be eligible to obtain other SCI publications at a substantial discount.

The top three winning articles will also be published on www.soci.org.

Frequency: Annual

Applications Deadline: 30 October 2020

Selected by: Australia International Group Committee

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