You are invited to the award ceremony for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing and the launch of the anthology, The Best Australian Science Writing 2012.
Date: 22nd November Time 6pm for 6.30pm
Location: Ground Floor, Tyree Energy Technologies Building
[ Building H6 on the campus map ] We recommend parking in the lot at G2
Sponsor: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can’t match. Good writing about science can be moving, funny, exhilarating or poetic, but it will always be honest and rigorous about the research that underlies it.
To recognise the best of the best, UNSW Press has established a new annual prize for the best short non-fiction piece on science written for a general audience. The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel Laureates William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg and is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
First prize is $7000. Two runners up will each receive a prize of $1500.
Winning entries are included in the anthology, The Best Australian Science Writing 2012, edited by Elizabeth Finkel.
The prize will be presented by Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist.
There will also be a panel discussion “Is science under siege and what can writers do about it?”
Registrations are Essential: