The Science Communication Competition is now in its sixth 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 62 entries and these were reviewed by our external panel of expert judges. The first prize in the written category was awarded to Donald Iain MacDonald from University College London, whose article is presented here; the winner of the video category was Joe Tickle from the University of Birmingham. Joe Tickle's winning video can be viewed on the Society's website: []

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