Judges

We have amazing judges for the contest again this year. They will choose a winner and runner up in each category. There's one panel to review entries to the Open category and another for the Youth category.

Here's an at-a-glance listing of the judges. Click through to learn more about them. 

Open Category

  • Mark Alpert, Author, most recently of novel The Six
  • Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief of Scientific American
  • Artur Ekert, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • Pawel Frelik, Associate Professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and Immediate Past President of the Science Fiction Research Association
  • Michael Mrak, Design Director of Scientific American
  • Colin Sullivan, Editor, Nature Futures
  • Eleanor Wong, Playwright, former writer-in-residence at the Centre for Quantum Technologies

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Youth Category

  • Greg Dick, Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Otto Fong, cartoonist & former Outreach Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • Tania Hershman, Author of short story collection My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions among others
  • Clara Moskowitz, Associate Editor covering space and physics, Scientific American
  • Chad Orzel, Associate Professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY, blogger and author
  • Vlatko Vedral, Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • Yeow Kai Chai, Poet and Director of the Singapore Writers Festival 2015

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The judges will be reviewing a shortlist of up to ten stories in each category. You can read about members of the shortlisting panel here.