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Science Writing Competition

Science Writing Competition

The BSGCT runs an annual Science Writing Competition to recognise outstanding written communication by the scientific community.

The next round will be in 2025. Read our previous winning entires below!

Science Writing Competition 2024

To recognise outstanding written communication by the scientific community, we are once again running the BSGCT Science Writing Competition and invite you to submit your entry!

To enter you will need to submit an original piece of writing on anything related to gene and cell therapy to This could be based on your own or someone else’s research, or could focus on a general topic of interest related to gene and cell therapy.

The Science Writing Competition is open now and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 7th May 2024.


  • The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £250.

  • The winning entry and 2 runner-up articles will be posted on the BSGCT Blog!


Eligibility and guidelines:

  • The competition is open to all BSGCT members. Please note that membership is free to undergraduate and masters students, and only £15 per year for PhD students. See

  • Articles must be connected to gene and cell therapy, with a 700-1000 word range. We strongly encourage the use of figures and schematics to help explain concepts.

  • Articles must be written in clear and concise English and be understandable to an interested lay audience. All technical terms should be clearly defined but avoided where possible.


Entries should be submitted to with “BSGCT Writing Competition” in the subject field. All entries must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 7th May 2024.


Entries will be judged by scientists and patient advocates to ensure scientific accuracy and accessibility to an interested lay audience.


Winners will be selected and announced at the BSGCT 2024 conference (Oxford 17-19th June 2024) and also communicated by email.  


Please email us at with any enquiries.


Best of luck!

2024 Winners

Congratulations to Giorgio Matronola, winner of this year's Science Writing Competition, and our runners up, Leoma Bere and Syd McLean.


Read all the winning articles below.

Previous Winners

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