Human Biology A-level Essay Competition

SSHB Waitrose

We are extremely pleased to announce the 2013 SSHB-Waitrose Essay Competition for A-level students. The competition is open to all students studying A-level or AS Biology, Anthropology, Nutrition and related subjects in England and Wales or Higher Biology and associated subjects in Scotland. First prize is £500 book tokens, with two runner-up prizes of £250 book tokens each. The winning entry will be published on the SSHB website and in Waitrose Weekly magazine. The prize-giving will take place at the Houses of Parliament in September 2013.

 Essay Topic

We’re currently advised to eat two portions of oily fish a week and five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Such dietary guidelines are presented as important public health measures designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. But as the global population increases, and pressure on land and food rises, is the use of dietary guidelines necessary and justifiable, and how might guidelines evolve to incorporate the need for sustainability and fair resource distribution?

 How to Enter

Essays should be between 2000 and-3000 words long and word processed. The competition opens on 1st May 2013 and closes on 1st August.

Essays should be submitted to:

SSHB-Waitrose Essay Competition
Doncastle Road, Southern Industrial Area
Bracknell, RG12 8YA

On your entry, please include your name, postal and email addresses, school, year of study and A / AS levels / Highers being studied.

Judging Panel
Dr Joanne Lunn, Waitrose
Richard Grey, Science Correspondent,The Sunday Telegraph
Dr Christopher Tyler, Head of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Dr Simon Underdown, Oxford Brookes University and SSHB
Dr Emily Rousham, University of Loughborough and SSHB
Dr Ines Varela-Silva, University of Loughborough and SSHB

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