The university of New South Wales offers an annual writing competition to find the best non-fiction piece on science.

All shortlisted entries are published in an annual collection of the best writings on science for the year under The best Science Writing anthology.

The competition is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel Laureates William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg.

There is also a student prize for young writers wherein students from year 7 through to 10 after invited to write an essay with a maximum word count of 800 words on a specific science related topic.

The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing competition is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing Eligibility Requirements:

There are not requirements on entering into the UNSW press competition or entry fees. The only content restrictions are that the word count does not exceed 7000 words and the content theme must be a non-fiction and science based.

UNSW Press Bragg Prize

The first prize for the UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing is $7,000. There is also two runner up prizes of $1,500 each which can be won.

Entries into the competition end of the 31st of March. The winner will be announced in November of the same year.