Royal College of Science Union
Science Challenge 2017

10 Year Anniversary

The theme for this year is: The Future

Submissions are now closed for this year!

If you have been invited to the Final, you will hear from us before Friday March 17th.

Welcome to the RCSU Science Challenge

The Science Challenge is the Royal College of Science Union's annual science communication competition. Requiring entrants to demonstrate their skills in scientific debate and reasoning, the Science Challenge tests the ability of today's young scientists to teach the public about the science that affects their lives.

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What are this year's prizes?

With a top price of £1000 cash, the stakes are high for this year's competition!

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Previous years' winners

Need some inspiration for writing an award winning essay? Or maybe you are just curious about last year's competition. We've uploaded last year's winning essays for you to browse and enjoy.

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Do you represent a school?

We are very keen for schools to take part in the Science Challenge, both at the launch and at the competition itself. If you are a member of staff at a school, read our information on the competition and how to get your school involved.

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