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SCIENCE IN PRINT

The Institute of Physics and National Physical Laboratory are inviting scientists and students who are not professional journalists or science writers to submit up to 1,200 words by May 2 explaining new developments in research, unusual applications and how physics enhances culture and assists in education. Articles should be entertaining and aimed at a non-technical readership. There is a new category for school and college science students. Prize money totals Pounds 2,000 and other prizes include media training and a visit to NPL. Details: Sue Osborne, NPL, 0181 943 6054; e-mail: sue.osborne@npl.co.uk

BT YOUNG NATURALIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS The Young People's Trust for the Environment and Nature Conservation is encouraging children aged eight to 13 to submit a project by May 5 on any topic covering an environmental, wildlife, conservation or ecological theme. Entries can be in the form of written research, drawings, photography, models, video or song. Winners will receive a dolphin trophy and Pounds 500 for their school. Details: 01483 396000.

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