If you are, why don’t you enter our writing competition? We are looking for someone who can take a creative approach to writing about science with flair, wit, and style. You could see your story in print in Materials Today and win an ipad. If you think you’re right for Materials Today, enter now!

Entry rules
We are looking for an innovative piece of science journalism, 850 words in length (maximum), that fits one of the following categories:
(1) Your ‘scientific’ autobiography or most significant (either good or bad) career moment to date;
(2) A discussion of an issue that is, or should be, of current significance to the scientific (particularly materials science) community;
(3) A profile of a scientific hero – a teacher, tutor, mentor, historical or current scientist – who has been important to you.
An illustration to accompany the story can be included, but is not essential.
A short title or headline should be included.
All acronyms should be given in full the first time they appear in text.
Chemical formula should be used where commonly known, otherwise name should be given in full together with formula.
US spelling and SI units should be used throughout.
Your entry, together with your name, short bio., and contact details (including full address and email), date of birth, and wordcount should be emailed to: materialstoday@elsevier.com and clearly labeled ‘Write for Materials Today’.
·         All entries must be received by October 26th 2010.
·         Entries will be judged by the Materials Today team. The judges’ decision is final.