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A new award from the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is launching a new award - backed by Bill Bryson and his publishers - open to school and sixth-form college students throughout the UK. The RSC Bill Bryson Prize is aimed at encouraging clear science communication in its widest form.

The competition is in two categories: primary school and secondary school. The prizes are:
-£500 for the best primary entry + £100 divided between the students;
-£500 for the best secondary entry + £100 divided between the students;      
Plus, an additional £500 is being offered for the overall best entry and a trip for up to four students and two teachers to a national RSC event in London to receive the award.

Entries can be in any written format and should communicate any aspect of science to a wider audience (i.e. outside the students’ own peer group). The closing date is 31 May 2006.

More about the Billy Bryson Prize
In summer 2005 the RSC distributed copies of Bill Bryson’s book "A Short History of Nearly Everything" to all secondary schools and sixth-form colleges in the UK, where it was enthusiastically received.  To build on this initiative, Bill Bryson has generously donated royalties to establish the award with matching funding from the RSC and his publishers, Transworld.

For more information and entry forms: http://www.rsc.org/education/billbryson/index.asp

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