NSIS Student Initiatives

Student Writing Competition

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science (NSIS) sponsors an annual Student Science Writing Competition. The importance of effective writing in the communication of science has long been recognized as an important aspect of the scientific profession and the NSIS considers this Competition as a means to promote the writing skills of young scientists.

Details of the 2021 Student Science Writing Competition are available in this Announcement and Information for Authors.

The 2021 Student Science Writing Competition has two categories, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. The winning article written by an undergraduate student has a prize of $500 and that for a postgraduate student is $750. The competition is open to all students registered at a University or college in Nova Scotia.

Important dates for the 2021 Writing Competition are:

  • Notification of Intent to enter the Competition: Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Submission deadline for article: Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Presentation of Awards will be at the Museum of Natural History auditorium, 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Monday, April 12, 2021.