- Nominate the year’s best science blog entries to Open Lab 2008. Check out the submissions so far – I am extremely flattered that the Oyster’s Garter has been nominated for my rousing defense of tunicates! The deadline for submissions is December 1.
- Write an amusing science-focused short essay and win a children’s book from Science Creative Quarterly. The deadline is October 15th. (Via Blog Around the Clock)
- High school students can enter the Alliance for Science’s “In Darwin’s Footsteps” essay contest. First prize is $300. Deadline is February 12, 2009. (Via the Loom)