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FRAME launches new essay competition

posterThe theme of the competition is: "What are the alternatives to using animals in laboratories?"

First Prize £300
Second Prize  £200
Third Prize £100
Plus the chance to have the work published in a scientific journal.


How to enter:

Write between 750 and 1000 words on a topic involving alternatives to the use of animals in laboratories. It can be your views on the subject, new developments in the field of alternatives, the ethics of using animals in experiments, the laws governing their use in scientific procedures, or any other aspect of laboratory animal science you would like to discuss.


Write, type or print your work on only one side of the paper. If you use more than one sheet fix them together securely. Then print your name, date of birth and address on the back of the last page. You may use your school address if you prefer.


Please download and complete an entry form. Then post your essay and the form to FRAME Essay Competition, Russell and Burch House, 96-98 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EE, to arrive  by January 12, 2014.


Winners will be announced in April and cash prizes awarded to the best three essays, in the opinion of the judging panel. Judges will include published scientific authors as well as the FRAME Trustees. Suitable winning entries will be published in the PiLAS supplement of FRAME’s journal ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals).


Free to enter. 


Open to 16 to 19-year-olds resident in the UK.


Please read the terms and conditions on the entry form.
Click here to download an entry form.