Science

Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

 

The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing was established in 2012 to recognise excellence in Australian science writing. 

The annual prize of $7000 is awarded to the best short non-fiction piece of science writing aimed at a general audience. Two runners up are awarded $1500 each. 

The prize is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel Laureates, father and son team William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg.

The prize is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. 

An associated anthology, The Best Australian Science Writing (NewSouth Publishing) collects the best of the year’s science writing.

 

2015 Winner & Runners Up


Christine Kenneally
Winner for The past may not make you feel any better


Idan Ben-Barak
Runner Up for Why aren't we dead yet?


Trent Dalton
Runner Up for Beating the odds

 

2015 Inaugural Student Winner & Runners Up

 

Jessica Kitchen
Winner for A pendulum conundrum
 

Holly Reid
Runner Up for Lighting up the universe: what a flame test reveals


Priya Soni
Runner Up for X-rays - superpowers brought to life

 

2014 Winner & Runners Up


Jo Chandler
Winner for TB and me: A medical souvenir


Frank Bowden
Runner Up for Eleven grams of trouble


Peter Meredith
Runner Up for Weathering the storm

 


2013 Winner & Runners Up


Professor Fred Watson
Winner for Here come the ubernerds: Planets, Pluto and Prague


Professor Chris Turney
Runner Up for Martyrs to Gondwanaland: The cost of scientific exploration 


Gina Perry
Runner Up for Beyond the shock machine

 


2012 Winner & Runners Up


Jo Chandler
Winner for Storm front


Ashley Hay
Runner Up for The Aussie Mozzie Posse


Peter McAllister
Runner Up for The Evolution of the Inadequate Modern Male

 

 

2015

Idan Ben-Barak, Trent Dalton & Bianca Nogrady

Priya Soni, Professor Ian Jacobs & Jessica Kitchen

 

2014

Jo Chandler and David Gonski AC

 

2013

Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO & Professor Fred Watson

 

2012

L-R: Elizabeth Finkel, Professor Merlin Crossley, Jane McCredie, Professor Ian Chubb AC, Ashley Hay, Peter McAllister and Kathy Bail.

Elizabeth Finkel & Professor Ian Chubb AC