Student Essay Competition

Nova Scotia Institute of Science Essay Competition

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) sponsors an annual Student Science Writing Competition. Since 2010, the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster (Halifax) has collaborated with the NSIS in sponsoring this event. The importance of effective writing in the communication of science has long been recognised as an important aspect of the scientific profession and the NSIS considers this Competition as a means to promote the writing skills of young scientists.

Details of the 2014 Student Science Writing Competition are in an Announcement and the Information for Authors.

The 2014 Student Science Writing Competition has two categories, one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students. The winning article written by a graduate student has a prize of $500 and that for the undergraduate student is $250. The competition is open to all students registered at a University in Nova Scotia.

Important dates for the 2013-2014 Writing Competition are:

Notification of Intent to enter the Competition:           Friday, 27 December 2013

Submission deadline for article:                                  Friday, 21 February 2014

Presentation of Awards will be at the Museum of Natural History auditorium, 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Monday, 7 April 2014.


For more information, check out the Nova Scotia Institute of Science website: