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Student Science Writing

and Video Competition 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT

Situating Science - Atlantic Node

 

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS), in collaboration with the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster (Halifax), is sponsoring the NSIS 2011 Science Writing and Video Competition. There are two categories of entries: one is the preparation of a written article; the other is on the production of a short video. A prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner of each category. As the NSIS is soon to be celebrating its 150th Anniversary (in 2012), the 2011 Competition is encouraging submissions that reflect on the history of science in Nova Scotia and the significance of this research and its application. The winning entries will be featured on the NSIS and Situating Science Knowledge Cluster websites. The author of the winning paper will also be invited to submit it for publication in the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science.

 

Prizes will be awarded in Two Categories: Click here for details (PDF).

 

SCIENCE WRITING:

A single prize of $500 will be awarded for the best article written by a student attending a post secondary educational institution in Nova Scotia that relates to the theme of the history of science in Nova Scotia including:

         A presentation of original scientific research and its application in Nova Scotia,

         A review of the literature in a scientific field that provides a new analysis or historic perspective on science and/or its application in Nova Scotia,

         An article directed to a non-specialist audience on some aspect of science and its historic relevance to, and its application in, Nova Scotia.

Articles should not exceed 5-6 pages (including tables and figures; 3200-3900 words).

 

SCIENCE VIDEO:

A single prize of $500 will be awarded for the best short video (4 minutes) produced by a student attending a post secondary educational institution in Nova Scotia. The video should take into account the historic theme identified for the 2011 Competition. Submissions should have an accompanying completed Statement of Copyright form (for the video creator) and Video Release forms (for video participants).

 

Submissions:

Detailed guidelines for authors and those producing videos are available on the NSIS website www.chebucto.ns.ca./Science/NSIS or by contacting the Competition Coordinators (see below).

Deadlines: (1) Notification of intent to enter the competition must be submitted by mail or e-mail to the address below by Friday, 7 January 2011. (2) Final submission of the manuscript or video must be received by Friday, 4 March 2011.

 

Notification of intent and the final submission for science writing entries should be sent to:

Dr. Robert H. Cook, NSIS

c/o Department of Chemistry,

6274 Coburg Rd., Dalhousie University,

Halifax, N.S. B3H 4J3

e-mail: roberthcook@eastlink.ca

 

Notification of intent and the final submission for video entries should be sent to:

Dr. Amrita Mishra,

c/o Department of Bioethics,

5849 University Ave., Dalhousie University,

Halifax, N.S. B3H 4H7

 

e-mail: nsis.video@gmail.com

 

 

Awards Presentation: Notification of awards will be made (by e-mail) late in March 2011.

Awards will be presented publicly at the 4 April 2011 meeting of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, Halifax.

 

Click here for the Science Writing and Video Competition poster (please post).