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The Josh Award

The Josh Award is a national prize for early-career science communicators who are passionate about continuing to work in this field in the future, including students, volunteers, researchers or creatives. It has been run in conjunction with Manchester Science Festival since 2007.

As well as recognising the achievement of talented individuals, the award is a long-term project that offers the opportunity for winners to deliver an activity at Manchester Science Festival, develop their communication skills and gain access to professional networks.

The award is inspired by and named in memory of Josh Phillips, who was the first Science Communication Officer at the Science and Industry Museum and proposed the first Manchester Science Festival. Josh was also the Chair of BIG, the UK's premier science communicators network, at the time of his passing.

Previous winners