DDRN Essay Competition for University Students 2019:
Communicate a piece of your own research relevant to one or more of the global challenges
First prize: 5,000 DKK
Second prize: 3,000 DKK and
Third prize: 2,000 DKK
All three prize winning essays will be published on DDRN’s website; with the consent of the author, a Danish language version of each winning essay will be offered to selected Danish science on-line media
All students submitting an essay for the competition will receive a free copy of the e-book ‘Share your research. A hands-on guide to successful science communication’
Deadline for submission: Friday 1 November 2019
Who can participate
University students currently studying at universities in Denmark (for a full Bachelor, Master or PhD program; as an exchange student for one or more semesters; as a short-term guest student, e.g. as part of co-supervision arrangement)
What should you submit
Identify a piece of your own research, which is not more than 2 years old. It could be from any field of study, and it could be from your bachelor, or master thesis, a larger project, or from an assignment from one of your courses. We encourage both Danish and international students to participate in the competition. Your essay may include these suggested areas:
- Motivation for studying the problem addressed
- Your method(s) of studying the problem
- Key findings of your research
- What is your ambition regarding your key findings being applied?
- How do you envision the potential impact of the application of your findings?
- How did the UN Sustainable Development Goals come into your research?
The essay must be in English; regardless of the language of your original research.
Length of essay: Between 9,000 and 9,500 characters (including spaces)
Criteria of assessment
All essays will be assessed based on the quality of the author’s ability to communicate his or her research to a wider audience. This includes the validity of the research performed; thus, essays shortlisted for the top three awards need to have their research validated.
Who will assess your essay
- Jens Degett, chairman of the Danish Association of Science Journalists, chairman of European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations, and the Editor-in-Chief of Science Stories
- Gorm Palmgren, science journalist, contributor to Science Illustrated
- Line Blicher Jensen, cand.negot. (International Studies, University of Southern Denmark)
How to submit your essay
- Register as a member of DDRN (free) at: https://ddrn.dk/register/
- Send your manuscript by e-mail as attached Word or PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the e-mail include this information:
- Your full name
- The name your university
- The full name of your study program