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Nature Awards competition announces its first winners -

Science in Shorts, the new competition from Nature Awards and Springer Nature in partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has announced its first winners, with the Top Ten being announced at the Curious2022 – Future Insight conference. The announcement was followed by a public vote to decide the ‘Curious2022 Favourite’ from among this year’s winners. Pavel Dolezal from Charles University came out on top with his video ‘Iron’s will,' which explored how iron in the body is involved in many essential biological processes.

Science in Shorts was launched to give researchers a new platform to show what they do, how they do it, and why it matters to society in a digestible way to support engagement and scientific communication within the broadest possible audience.

Applicants each produced a 60-second video, which was presented to the panel editors, reporters, filmmakers, researchers, and communications specialists from across the Nature Portfolio. From over 100 entries, ten finalists were selected - each winning a prize of €5,000 - with their videos premiering at the Curious2022 – Future Insight™ conference. From those ten winning entries, a public vote decided which would have the added accolade of being named 'Curious2022 Favourite'.

The videos of each finalist have been made available to view on and YouTube. More information on Science in Shorts is available on the website here.

Science in Shorts sits alongside Springer Nature’s wider suite of awards, which include platforms to support researchers in communicating the impact of their research.

Click here to read the original press release.


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