Calling all junior Newshounds!

Are you a budding science journalist?
22 April 2007


If you're a budding science journalist aged 14 to 16, then here's your chance to hit the headlines. 

Cancer Research UK is running a science writing competition called SciNews, and the charity is looking for the best, most attention-grabbing news stories related to medicine or health. 

The competition will be judged by top researcher (and Naked Scientists guest) Professor Fran Balkwill, along with Tim Radford, former science editor at the Guardian newspaper, and John Tickle, presenter of TV science show Braniac.   

The first prize is a year's subscription to ace science magazine BBC Focus, a day with the Cancer Research UK press team, and the chance to record your winning story for the charity's podcast (presented by our very own Dr Kat). 

Second and third prizes are great science goody bags, and all the winning entries will be published on the Cancer Research UK News & Resources website. 

The competition is open to anyone aged 14-16 living in the UK, and you can find out more, including how to enter online at But you'd better be quick because the competition closes on the 30th April, so get writing!


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