Deadline: 28 May 2018
Open to: students who are currently studying for a degree, Master’s or PhD in statistics or related subjects
Awards: winning article will be published in the October issue of Significance,and will be invited to Royal Statistical Society International Conference in Cardiff
Are you an early-career statistician with the ability to write data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? Now you can apply to enter the 2018 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing. The competition is jointly organized by Significance and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and forms part of the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards programme.
You can write about work you have done as part of your studies, or during your career, but if these articles draw on previously published work, you must ensure that the competition submission is sufficiently different in terms of style and structure. Remember, Significance is a magazine, not an academic journal.
You can also write about the work of others, but this must be in the form of a critique or wider overview of a subject area.
Whatever you choose to write about, articles must be engaging and easy to read. Significance is published for a broad audience, with varying levels of statistical expertise. This means technical terms and mathematics should be kept to a minimum, and explained clearly where used.
The competition runs until the end of May. Three finalists will be selected in June, with the winner announced in July at the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony.
- Students currently studying for a degree, Masters or PhD in statistics or related subjects;
- Graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether degree, Master’s or Ph.D.) was not more than five years ago.
The winning article will be published in the October issue of Significance, and online at significancemagazine.com. Runners-up may also be published online or in print at the editor’s discretion.
The winning author and runners-up will be invited to give presentations based on their articles at a special session of the Royal Statistical Society International Conference (3–6 September 2018 in Cardiff, Wales).
How to Apply?
The rules of entry are simple: send us your best article, of between 1500 and 2500 words, on the subject of your choosing.
For more information please visit the official website