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The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

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The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing was established in 2012 to recognise excellence in Australian science writing. The annual prize of A$7,000 is awarded to the best short non-fiction piece of science fiction with the aim of a general audience. Two runners up are awarded $1,500 each.

The prize is named in honour of Australia’s first Nobel Laureates, father and son team William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg. The prize is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the UNSW Faculty of Science.

An associated anthology, The Best Australian Science Writing (NewSouth Publishing) collects the best of the year’s science writing.

Winners

  • The 2014 winner of the first prize was Jo Chandler, for her piece TB and me: a medical souvenir (The Global Mail). The runners up were Frank Bowden, for Eleven grams of trouble (Inside Story) and Peter Meredith, for Weathering the storm (Australian Geographic)
  • The 2013 winner of the first prize was Fred Watson, for his piece Here come the ubernerds: Planets, Pluto and Prague from his book Star-Craving Mad: Tales from a travelling astronomer (Allen & Unwin). The runners up were Gina Perry, for Beyond the shock machine, an excerpt from Behind the Shock Machine: The untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments (Scribe) and Professor Chris Turney for his piece Martyrs to Gondwanaland: The cost of scientific exploration, an excerpt from his book 1912: The year the world discovered Antarctica (Text Publishing)
  • The 2012 winner of the first prize was Jo Chandler, for her piece Storm front, an excerpt from her book Feeling the Heat (MUP 2011). The runners up were Peter McAllister, for his article The evolution of the inadequate modern male in Australasian Science and Ashley Hay, for her feature article The Aussie Mozzie Posse in the Good Weekend
  • References

    The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing Wikipedia


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