The 5th annual 3 Quarks Daily science writing prize!
Information here: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/08/frans-b-m-de-waal-to-judge-5th-annual-3qd-science-prize.html
3QD editor Abbas Raza says:
We are very honored and pleased to announce that Frans de Waal has agreed to be the final judge for our 5th annual prize for the best blog and online writing in the category of science. Details of the previous four science (and other) prizes can be seen on our prize page.
What a fantastic judge they scored this year.
Last round of this contest--thanks to readers of the MT who voted and to the 3QD editors and that year's judge, Sean Carroll--I won the Charm Quark for "Forget bipedalism, what about babyism?"*
It's a wonderfully inspiring thing to experience and I'm so excited for the writers who will win this year's contest. Please help to make it a good contest by nominating what's turned you on, lit you up, wizened, informed, enlightened, or inspired you. All you have to do is choose something about science that you like, dating back only as far as August 10, 2013, and then post the URL to it in the comments section HERE.
Each person can only nominate one link, which encourages writers to nominate one of their own. So don't be humble or shy or insecure. Do it!
And if you're not a writer, nominate a link that you've really enjoyed reading. Support your science writers in this often thankless service!
This isn't a ploy to get you to nominate one of mine. For good fun, I already nominated this one anyway:
Here's my entry to the @3QD science writing contest. It's in honor of the late great @ElroyBeefstu http://t.co/SFE6XKxHO3
— Holly Dunsworth (@HollyDunsworth) August 18, 2014
But if Ken, Anne, Dan, Jim, Reed or another guest writer posted something here, or if another writer posted something anywhere else in the last year that stuck with you or that struck you, then for the love of science and science writing, please nominate them before the August 22 deadline!
*Which now has deadlinks to cute photos because back in 2012 I didn't know what the hell I was doing with images in blogger.