Rewrite the Headlines – Winners to be announced
We’re fast approaching the conclusion of our Rewrite the Headlines competition, our new initiative to engage schoolchildren and undergraduates with research and the media. The entries are all in, they’ve been collated and judged, and we have our winners. These will be announced on our blog on Friday 29th January, but if you want to hear all about the best entries sooner, you can join us at a special event on Thursday 28th January.
We’re delighted to be hosting our Rewrite the Headlines prize giving at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, and that we’ll be joined by a very special guest, Dr Bunhead. Our winning school will be there enjoying a VIP tour of Our Dynamic Earth, before receiving their prize at the event. The runner-up and special subject prizes in the schools competition will also be revealed, and we’ll be announcing the winners of the undergraduate competition too.
The event is open to all our readers, supporters and followers. We’d be pleased to welcome you at the event to help us celebrate the achievements of our prize winners, and to thank those who supported the competition. Arrival at the event will be from 12.30pm, with the prize giving starting at 12.45pm and finishing after refreshments about 2.00pm (Thursday 28th January, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh).
If you are able to join us, please email V.M.MacDonald@hw.ac.uk.
The aim of the competition was to engage young people with how research is discussed in the media, and to encourage them to develop a critical approach to this (not just in questioning the headlines, but assessing the research behind the stories too). You can get some background to the competition from our blog posts: Researchers head to the classroom to make headlines and Researchers ask students to “rewrite the headlines”.
Competition details can be accessed at https://researchtheheadlines.org/rewritetheheadlines.