The Science Communication Competition is now in its fifth year. As in previous years, it aims to find young talented science writers and give them the opportunity to have their work published in The Biochemist. In 2015, a new branch of the competition was launched to include video entries. Overall this year's competition attracted 47 entries and these were reviewed by our external panel of expert judges. The first prize in the written category was awarded to Emma Yhnell from Cardiff University, whose article is presented here; the winner of the video category was Chris Morgan from the University of Birmingham. Chris Morgan's winning video can be viewed on the Society's website: http://bit.ly/1kxt8eH

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