As you are all great budding scientists and writers, we thought that the winner of each category should receive a fantastic hands-on prize for you and your school to encourage you to explore biology further! We will arrange for winners’ schools to have a day at the Life Science Centre which will include a ‘DNA-masterclass’ for up to 24 pupils. Examples of the kinds of masterclasses on offer can be found here. Winning students will also receive £20 of lovely book tokens to spend.

All finalists will receive a pass to Life the award winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. This pass will admit two adults and two children, or one adult and three children for a day.

We will print and display the winning entries at the Institute for Genetic Medicine during the British Science Festival. Winners and finalists will be invited to come along to a reception with guests and receive their prizes. We’ll try and get the local press and radio to show up too.

 * Please note that details of the prizes offered may change depending on availability – we will update this website and entrants in the unlikely event that changes to prizes become necessary