Significance Magazine Is Having a Writing Contest for Young Statisticians

The Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society and Significance magazine are hosting another writing competition to promote statistics, but the three finalists also will be invited to attend the 2014 Royal Statistical Conference, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, this year.

Significance is published by the Royal Statistical Society and American Statistical Association. Primarily a general interest magazine for statisticians, users of statistics, and all those interested in statistics, it is for anyone interested in statistics and the analysis and interpretation of data. It is not a research journal, and articles are not peer-reviewed.

Articles should be accessible to a wide and non-specialist audience. They should be about an area or application of statistics that is of broad relevance or has an important and topical application in a way that lives up to both meanings of the tagline, “statistics making sense.”

Articles should be clear, easy to read, and 1,800–3,000 words long. They can include tables, figures, images, and photographs.

The only stipulation is that you must be a student or within the first 10 years of your career. The article can be on work you have done, or it can explain the work of others. Only submissions in English will be considered.

The deadline to submit entries is May 30, 2014.

For details, visit the web-exclusive article on Significance magazine’s website.