2022 Science Writing Competition

Submit an article for a chance to see your writing on Lab Crunches



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Your chance to win a science writing mentorship and get published

Communicating science in an accessible and engaging way is an important skill for researchers. Bio-Rad aims to encourage and help develop this skill with our annual science writing competition.

PhD/Grad students* are invited to write and submit a blog suitable for publication on Lab Crunches website. You could write about your own research or a discovery in the life sciences field. We are looking for an engaging style that will appeal to life scientists. Entries will be judged on your ability to communicate scientific findings in a clear and concise way to nonspecialists, but also originality and writing style.


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1st Place

  • Your blog published and promoted on Bio-Rad Lab Crunches website
  • An invitation to receive professional mentoring in scientific writing for industry
  • A copy of: The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career (Stephen B. Heard)
  • A commemorative trophy

2nd Place

  • Your blog published and promoted on Bio-Rad Lab Crunches website
  • A copy of: The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career (Stephen B. Heard)
  • A commemorative certificate

3rd Place

  • Your blog published and promoted on Bio-Rad Lab Crunches website
  • A commemorative certificate

How to Submit

Complete the form on this page with your details and blog title. Once completed, email your blog and a short bio (your name, brief description of your research area, where you work, and optionally a photograph of yourself) to: [email protected] with “Science Writing Comp.” in the subject line by December 19, 2022.

*Terms and Conditions

Submission of work previously published, entered, or under review elsewhere is prohibited. One entry can be submitted per individual. To enter, you must be an enrolled life science PhD/Grad student at an academic institution at the time of entry. Blogs must be entirely your own work, written in English, and between 800 and 1,000 words. The judges’ decision is final.

Only entries that are received by December, 19, 2022 will be counted.

Entry Form

Complete the submission form to enter the science writing competition. Don’t forget to also email your blog and bio to
[email protected].