Application Deadline: May 31, 2017.
- Entries should be: Submitted in English only Non-fiction Written specifically for this competition.
- Only original and unpublished work will be accepted Between 1,000-1,500 words in length Written by a single author and not a collaborative effort Formatting guidelines: Typewritten, with the pages numbered Include title and word count
- Individuals who reside and/or work in Asia No professional qualifications are necessary, and students are welcome to apply
- The Prize is not open to full-time employees of Asian Scientist Publishing Pte Ltd., World Scientific Publishing Co Pte. Ltd. or Science Centre Singapore
- Anyone based in Asia is welcome to submit an entry, and no professional qualifications are necessary.
- Winners will receive attractive prizes including prize money, a certificate of recognition, publication in Asian Scientist Magazine, and deliberation for inclusion in the Best of Science Writing from Asia 2017, a book that will be published under the Asian Scientist imprint.
- Prizes are as follows:
- ASWP 2017 Prizes:
- • 1st Prize: S$5,000 + a 3D/2N stay at Banyan Tree Bintan Villa Resort
- • 2nd Prize: S$3,000 • 3rd Prize: S$2,000 Science Centre Singapore Youth Writing Prizes (13-18 age group):
- • 1st Prize: S$500 • 2nd Prize: S$300 • 3rd Prize: S$200 World Scientific Publishing Merit Prizes: • 10 Merit Prizes: S$500 World Scientific Publishing book vouchers
- There is no specific theme for ASWP 2017, but entrants are encouraged to write in an aspirational manner on topics relevant to Asia.
- The panel will seek the following criteria in the winning entries: Enjoyable and accessible writing style Appreciation for science Technical accuracy Relevance to Asia
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