The fine print

Like all things in life, even Science Today has fine print:

* Applicants must be registered at a South African university or university of technology for a master’s or doctoral degree. Honours or post-doc candidates will not be accepted. Any registered postgrad student, irrespective of nationality, can apply.

* Applicants must be either reading towards their master’s and doctoral degree, or graduating this year (2016).

* By submitting their entry to Science Today, the entrant acknowledges that it is their own work and commit to working with Sarah Wild to edit their article for publication.

* The submission must be original work, written by the entrant, about their own research.

* All entries must be submitted electronically through the entry site Entrants must use the online entry form. No emailed entries will be considered.

* All correspondence with the selected postgraduates will be conducted via email, so applicants must have access to the internet and email.

*An entrant may only enter one piece of writing.

* Entries previously published in a South African newspaper are not eligible.

* Submissions must be between 800 and 1 000 words long.

* Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by midnight on July 20 2016. No late entries will be considered.

* By entering, you agree to having your work published by Wild on Science and Stuff Magazine in the annual Science Today publication at no cost, and you agree to be photographed and your photograph published.

* The selection decision is final. We are impervious to bribes, threats or chocolate.

    • Hi Joey,
      We have decided to include international students. The only condition is that the submission comes from a science masters/doctoral candidate at a South African university.

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