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 third prize in the written category was awarded to Rosemary Chamberlain, University of Oxford, whose article is presented here; the runner up of the video category was Milana Trepetova, Imperial College London. Milana Trepetova's video can be viewed on the Society's website: The Science Communication Competition will open again in January 2016. Please visit our website for more details:

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