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
2015 Inaugural Student Winner & Runners Up
2014 Winner & Runners Up
Idan Ben-Barak, Trent Dalton & Bianca Nogrady
Priya Soni, Professor Ian Jacobs & Jessica Kitchen
Jo Chandler and David Gonski AC
Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO & Professor Fred Watson
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