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We’re looking forward to next year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. So, we want to hear from Double Helix readers who are girls.

Answer this question for your chance to be a part of our Day of Women and Girls in Science articles, which will appear in Double Helix magazine and online:

In 100 words or fewer, what kind of scientist do you want to be one day?

To be in the running, email your entry to Include your name and age. Ask a parent for permission before entering.

Entries are due 14 October 2022.

We can’t wait to showcase our future science champions and provide inspiration for all our readers!

Women and girls in science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is on 11 February each year, led by the United Nations.

This day helps us appreciate the role of women and girls in science, and work towards gender equality. The United Nations recognises, “A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world.”

We believe that women and girls of all ages should have full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation.

Find out more about the Day of Women and Girls in Science on the United Nations website

Terms and conditions of entry

1. To be valid, all entries must include entrant’s name and age. 2. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO. 3. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance. 4. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 5. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further. 6. Entrants selected for publication will be notified by email. 7. The closing date for entries is 14 October 2022. 8. Competition entries must be the entrant’s own work. 9. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere. 10. Your privacy is important to us. Personal information may be shared by CSIRO with third parties, such as designers, printers, and distributors for the purpose of assisting CSIRO in providing these activities. For further details of how CSIRO will use and manage your personal information, see CSIRO’s privacy policy at

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