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Announcing the UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing 2022 Shortlist & Student Prize Winner

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing 2022:

  • Kate Crawford, 'Artificial intelligence is misreading human emotion' (The Atlantic)
  • Kate Cole-Adams, 'Love and fear' (Griffith Review)
  • Lauren Fuge, 'Time travel and tipping points' (Cosmos Magazine)
  • Helen Sullivan, 'A Syrian seed bank’s fight to survive' (The New Yorker Online)
  • Clare Watson, 'Rise of the preprint: How rapid data sharing during COVID-19 has changed science forever' (Nature Medicine)
  • Olivia Willis, 'Spillover in suburbia' (ABC)

The UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing is an annual prize for the best short non-fiction piece on science written for a general audience. The winner receives $7000 and two runners up each receive a prize of $1500. The prizes and associated events are supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and UNSW Science. All shortlisted entries are included in The Best Australian Science Writing 2022, edited by Ivy Shih, NewSouth’s annual collection featuring the finest Australian science writing of the year.

The UNSW Press Bragg Student Prize celebrates excellence in science writing by Australian high school students in years 7 to 10, and is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

The UNSW Press Bragg Student Prize 2022 has been won by:

  • Olivia Campbell, ‘Viral Science’, Presbyterian Ladies’ College (VIC)

The two student runners-up are:

  • Kaya Kimla, ‘The Two-Way Science’, Kirrawee High School (NSW)
  • by Jasmin Wu, ‘On Certainty’, St George Girls High School (NSW)

Congratulations to all these wonderful writers!

Join us on 27 October for the official launch of The Best Australian Science Writing and Bragg Prize 2022.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2022

Edited by Ivy Shih

November 2022
The annual collection – now in its twelfth year – celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.