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FAQs: UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

Who is the competition for?

The UNSW Bragg student prize is open to all high school students in Years 7–10.

It’s a great way to complement your studies across all areas including Science, English, History & Geography, Design & Technology and more!

How do I enter?

Entering is easy and completely free!

Students write an essay, which must be 800 words or less (not including references).

To enter, students need to agree to the terms and conditions, and their parents to sign the consent form, which is uploaded with their submission. Please go to the competition page to submit your entry, ready the terms and conditions and download the consent form.

What is the preferred referencing style?

We prefer the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style, which is used in most Australian universities. You can see an example here.
However the most important part is your essay – we’re looking for the best writing rather than the best referencing.

Are references included in the word count?

References do not contribute to your essay word count.

How will the competition be judged?

Judges will assess entries on: suitability of topic, language and tone, accuracy, imaginative quality and overall quality of writing.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges chosen by UNSW Press.

Competition sponsors

2020 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing sponsor logos

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