Early‑career statisticians! The 2018 writing competition is here

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Are you a statistics student or graduate with the ability to write data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? If so, we invite you to enter the 2018 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing. The competition is jointly organised by the Royal Statistical Society's flagship magazine, Significance, and our Young Statisticians Section. It forms part of the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards programme.

The competition is open to students currently studying for a first degree, master’s or PhD in statistics or related subjects, and graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether first degree, master’s or PhD) was not more than five years ago.

The rules of entry are simple: send us your best article, of between 1,500 and 2,500 words, on the subject of your choice. The competition runs until 28 May. Three finalists will be selected in June, and the winner announced in July at the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony. The winning article will be published in the October issue of Significance.

For details of the competition and how to enter, visit our dedicated award page.

Significance Young Statisticians Section (YSS) RSS Excellence Awards