The Crastina “Science and Trust” Microessay Competition 2020

Should society trust science? Why, or why not?

We are happy to be launching The Crastina International Microessay Competition 2020. As you may have seen, Crastina is exploring the topic of ‘Science and Trust’ and its implications for science communication. Now we are eager to hear (read) our follower’s opinions on the matter, so we are asking: should society trust in science? Your challenge is to answer the question in 150 words. We will be sharing some of our favourites during the course of the theme!


Click here to see the winners!

The rules

The challenge is to address the question “Should society trust science? Why or why not?” in a microessay of 150 words.

  • Your microessay should be submitted through the form below before 20 November, 23.59 CET.
    UPDATE: The deadline of this competition has now been extended to the 30th November 23.95 CET.
  • Your microessay should be short (up to 150 words) written in English.
  • To take part, you don’t have to be a scientist or a researcher – you just have to express your view on the subject!
  • Every individual contestant can submit a single microessay.
  • The jury will be asked to assess the entries based only on persuasiveness and strength of arguments. There is no right answer to the question!

The prizes

Two prizes in the form of Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded: Writer of the People – where your peers will vote – and The Jury’s Grand Prize.

Submitted entries will be published – with full acknowledgments – in Crastina’s social media channels. The copyright is your own, and we will not claim any intellectual ownership.


Should you have any question regarding the competition details, you may contact Olle Bergman at