The Young Science Communicator’s Competition (YSCC) specifically challenges young scientists and researchers between the ages of 18 and 35 to communicate their world to a larger audience beyond their scientific community.
Scientists are by nature passionate people. This can be reflected in the way stories are told and communicated. You, the scientist, can engage and excite your community about your science. You can connect and show your science is relevant to people in their everyday lives.
The number of entries received for the competition shows that many young scientists are passionate about communicating. In line with SAASTA’s purpose of developing science communication skills, the feedback from the judges for each entry is made available – to encourage the young scientists to develop their skills and to take their passion for communication further.
This competition alternates biennially with the SA Science Lens competition, which awards the use of photography as a mode of communicating with and engaging audiences on science and technology.
SAASTA is also the national partner and major sponsor of the FameLab competition in South Africa, which awards science communication through the art of public speaking.