Significance Writing Competition for Early-Career Statisticians

Are you an early-career statistician with the ability to write data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? If so, Significance and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) are providing an opportunity to enter the writing competition for early-career statisticians.

The competition is open to the students who are currently studying for a first degree, Masters or Ph.D. in statistics or related subjects. Graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether first degree, Master’s or Ph.D.) was not more than five years ago are also eligible to apply.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Students currently studying for a first degree, Masters or Ph.D. in statistics or related subjects.
  • Graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether first degree, Master’s or Ph.D.) was not more than five years ago.
  • Winners, finalists, and entrants from previous years of the competition are not excluded from participating in this year’s competition.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To apply, the applicants must download the application form through the given link: http://www.rss.org.uk/Images/PDF/about/2018/2018WritingCompentryform.docx

Email your submission as a text/Word file or PDF to significance@rss.org.uk.

Rules:

  • Articles must be between 1500 and 2500 words in length, and can include tables and figures – though, for space reasons; there should be no more than five tables/figures in total.
  • Writing style must be accessible and engaging.
  • Technical terms and mathematics must be used sparingly, and suitably explained where used.
  • End references are encouraged but should be limited to five. Footnotes must not be used.
  • Only submissions in English will be considered.
  • Manuscripts must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. You may submit articles based on work in theses or in papers that have been submitted to or accepted by academic journals, provided that the competition submission is sufficiently different in style and structure.
  • Articles will be reviewed by a judging panel featuring representatives of both the Young Statisticians Section and Significance.

Benefits:

  • The winning article will be published in the October issue of Significance and online at 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 RSS International Conference (3–6 September 2018 in Cardiff, Wales).

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is May 28, 2018.

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