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Call For Entries For 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize For Science Books

Posted at 7:57AM Thursday 17 Feb 2011

Entries for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the world's leading science books prize, are being accepted from today 16 February 2011.

The 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books will celebrate the best of 2010's new popular science writing for a general adult readership. The Prize is open to science books written for a non-specialist audience. The winner will receive £10,000 and the authors of the short listed books £1000.

The Royal Society is delighted to announce that the global investment management company Winton Capital Management has agreed a five year sponsorship deal of the prize.

Books submitted for the prize must have been published for the first time in English during 2010 and be available to buy in the UK. Full details of the prize's regulations and eligibility criteria and the entry form are available on the Society's website at

An online entry form must be completed for each entry, and seven non-returnable copies of each entry submitted to the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, UK by 31 March 2011.

In 2010 Life Ascending by Nick Lane (Profile Books) was the overall winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. Before winning the prize, Life Ascending sold an average of 200 copies a month. After winning, sales increased to an average of 4,000 copies a month.

Other previous winners of the prize include Mark Lynas, Robert Winston, Bill Bryson and Stephen Hawking.

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