Calling Young Scientists

Grab this chance to stir the public's imagination and win wonderful prizes. Saturday Star and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) are proud to announce the SECOND round of Saturday Star / SAASTA Young Science Writers' Competition. The competition gives scientists aged 20 - 35 at South African higher education institutions and science councils the opportunity to write a 700-word article on any scientific or science-related subject. Over 300 entries were received in the first round.

The winner, Laura Vatta of Stellenbosch University, won a poster competition at the meeting in the USA that she attended as part of her prize! Prizes include a trip to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's meeting in San Francisco in February 2007 for the winner and two R8 000 cash prizes for the runners-up. The deadline is August 31 2006.

Enquiries:; or fax: (012) 320-7803. For more information, rules, guidelines, and an online entry form visit the website

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