Summer School

Look out for a new competition that will be open to "amateur" and professional writers. There's a short note in Connect Issue 43, the newsletter from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

EPSRC will launch the competition in September 2006 in association with the British Computing Society, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The idea is "to show people that interesting articles about computer science research can be written".

Sadly, the prizes on offer, top whack £1000, aren't much more than you can get from a publication, and there you don't have to compete with lots of other people. Well, not when you have the commission.