Good Thinking are delighted to announce the inaugural UK Science Blog Prize. First prize is £1,000. There will be at least three runners up prizes of £100 each.
Although there are already several prizes established in the UK for science books, general science writing and even skeptical blogging, there appears to be no dedicated recognition for science bloggers. We’d like this to change, as we feel that some of the best science writing currently being produced is being written by science bloggers.
Who Can Be Nominated?
Nominees must be UK-based bloggers and featured blog entries must have been published in 2012. Other than that, we’re open to all science blogs and that means science in its broadest sense (i.e. pure science, applied science, engineering, mathematics, technology, statistics, health). We also encourage bloggers from all backgrounds to apply, ranging from teenagers to learned professors. We wish to keep the criteria as open as possible. It’s likely the runners up prizes will go to specific category winners, such as best student blog or best pure science blog.
How to Nominate
Bloggers will self-nominate by completing this simple online form. Nominations are only open until 15 October 2012. If you feel that someone deserves a nomination, please contact them and encourage them to apply.
Among the criteria for judging the blogs will be scientific content; reach; influence; entertainment and frequency of posting. However, given this is the first year of the award other criteria may arise.
For full nomination and judging details visit the Good Thinking blog.