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Congratulations to the 2022 Bragg Prize winners

Bragg Prize winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

Viral science, Indigenous science and the science of social media – are the fascinating and timely niche areas explored in the winning essays of this year’s UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing.

High school students around Australia were invited to submit 800-word essays in response to the 2022 theme – What is Science, and why do we need it?.

Three winning essays were selected from dozens of seriously impressive entries. Find out more about our 2022 panel of judges here.

Winner: Viral Science

Olivia Campbell, (Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne), explores the important role of viral science in our ever-changing world. Read her essay in full here.

Runner-up: The Two-Way Science

Kaya Kimla (Kirrawee High School, Sydney), looks at the cultural and scientific significance of Indigenous science practices. Read her essay in full here.

Runner-up: On Certainty

Jasmin Wu (St George Girls High School, Kogarah) walks us through the philosophical side of science and whether we can be absolute about knowledge. Read her essay in full here.

Congratulations also to the following school for submitting the most entries, taking out our School’s Book Prize:

An initiative of UNSW PressUNSW Science and Refraction Media, the UNSW Bragg Prize for Student Science Writing is designed to encourage and celebrate the next generation of science writers, researchers and leaders.

The Bragg Prizes are named for Australia’s very first Nobel Laureates, the father-and-son team of William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg. Check out the competition page for the 2023 theme at the start of Term 1 2023.

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