On June 24th, 2014, at the Nencki Institute (Conference hall of Neurobiological Centre) an awards ceremony was held for the best science popularizing text to winners of the sixth edition of the Sabath Competition. The aim of the competition is to promote interesting and reliable scientific journalism. It is the only competition addressed to science journalists, without who the work and achievements of scientists would be completely incomprehensible for many recipients.
The submitted works were evaluated by a jury composed of:
Wiktor Niedzicki – physicist, science popularizator, radio and television journalist, Chairman
dr Barbara Głębicka-Giza – media expert and head of the Department of Journalism and Social Communication University of Social Sciences and Humanities
dr Anna Maruszewska - geneticist, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics ; Co-founder w Citizens of Academia
dr hab. Anna Wasik biologist, coordinator of the science popularization at the Nencki Institute.
The guests who attended the ceremony were greeted by the Director of the Nencki Institute Professor. Adam Szewczyk.
First prize winners of the sixth edition of the Sabath Competition were Judyta Watoła i Dariusz Kortko for the text entitled Face donning
The jury awarded three additional prizes for:
- Mirosław Usidus for the text entitled Drones
- Ewa Nieckuła for the series of interviews entitled : Computers, bacteria and i dadaism, Medicines discovererów i Tomograph for eyes
- Wojciech Mikołuszko for the series of felietons: What thoughts, if you do not mind?, How does nothing look like?, Why cheerful music is cheerful and sad – sad?
Later on the guests listened to the lecture by Wiktor Niedzicki entitled Science in the age of tabloidisation
Prizes in the competition funded bythe Ministry of Science and Higher Education - the promotion of science
Photo: Adam Łowicki