After the success of the first Science Communication Competition, launched in the Society's Centenary year, it was decided that the competition would run as an annual activity. It aims to find young talented science writers and give them the opportunity to have their work published, both online and in The Biochemist. The competition attracted lots of entries, and the overall winner for 2012 was Vikramaditya Yadav (see the last issue of The Biochemist). Articles from the runners-up, Nicole Antonio and Alexa Cleasby, follow.

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