The Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize

This Award is run in association with the Zoological Society of London and is directed towards under-19 year olds. It recognises excellence and contribution to science, whilst encouraging students to see biology as a relevant and exciting field of study.

Entrants submit an account of original practical work of a standard comparable with A-level projects or higher. The projects are judged by a panel of experts from the ZSL, who then select the winning study.

The Zoological Society of London is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

(2013 Awards were presented in 2014)

The 2013 winner is Carly Brown

Carly, pictured right, has won this Award for her project: ‘Can the common garden snail see in colour?’

This is a particularly novel and well-executed study in which Carly formulates a good hypothesis, supported by appropriate biological arguments and background research. The experiment was designed with due consideration for, and control of, all possible variables, and carried out in a systematic manner. Ample repetitions ensured that a good data set was produced, which was analysed with the use of a statistical test. This is a very good study, well written and presented, with real life relevance and a basis scope for extending further.


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