What are the judges looking for?

The judges will be looking for an original article of no more than 800 words that conveys your research in a compelling way, to a non-scientific audience.

The piece should be written at a level that an interested member of the public could understand, while conveying the importance of your research topic.

The judges

The judging panel are:

Martin Rosenbaum

Martin Rosenbaum is a member of ESRC Council and an executive producer in the BBC Political Programmes department, overseeing a range of radio programming including Radio 4's The Week in Westminster. Martin has produced and edited many documentaries for Radio 4 and the World Service, on a wide variety of topics in politics, social affairs, history, ideas and culture. He also specialises in freedom of information (FOI) and data journalism, and trains BBC journalists on using the FOI Act, writes for the BBC News website on the topic, and has addressed international media conferences on FOI and data journalism.

Martin Ince

Martin Ince is a freelance journalist specialising in research and higher education, and was previously deputy editor of Times Higher Education (THE). He is a frequent contributor to ESRC publications including Society Now and Britain In magazines. He chairs the QS World University Rankings and advises universities around the world on rankings issues. He is President of the Association of British Science Writers.

Tash Reith-Banks

Production Editor for the Guardian's Science desk, Tash Reith-Banks has also been a freelance scriptwriter, subeditor and copywriter. She worked as a writer and editor for the publishing arm of healthcare company Dr Foster, before moving to Guardian books, where she was a researcher and contributing writer on several titles and co-authored The Guardian Guide to Volunteering. She has a degree in English literature from the University of Cambridge.

Miranda Nunhofer

Joining SAGE in 1995, Miranda has worked in journals publishing for nearly 20 years. Her career has included work within a variety of roles within the editorial department, including for a number of years commissioning editor for Criminology books and journals. Miranda joined the Senior Management Group in 2008. As Executive Director for SAGE's Humanities and Social Science journals programme, Miranda drives the overall growth and development strategy for this programme comprising a list of over 250 leading titles and is actively involved in the wider operational and financial oversight of SAGE London.