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Science Writing Competition

Science Writing Competition

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

Details of our next competition will be announced here. See our previous winners below!

Science Writing Competition 2022

To recognise outstanding written communication by the scientific community we are once again running our 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 focus on a general topic of interest related to Gene and Cell Therapy.

The Science Writing Competition is open now and closes on the 30th of September 2022.


  • 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 and non-members can enter. However, please notice that membership is free to undergraduate and masters students, and only £15 per year for PhD students.

  • 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 Competition” in the subject field. All entries must be received by 5pm on the 30th of September 2022.

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 informed by the end of October 2022.


Please contact us ( for any enquiries.

2022 Winners

To be announced shortly

2020 Winners

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