This year's shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:
The Great British Bayes-off: How much difference (statistically) does a soggy bottom make?
Warren Buffett: Oracle or Orangutan?
The Joy of Clustering (with Bob Ross)
The three finalists will present papers based on their articles at the RSS 2015 Annual Conference, which takes place 7-10 September at Exeter University. The winning article will be published in the October print edition of Significance and online. Runners-up will also be published online.
Congratulations to Annie, James and Samantha on making the shortlist, and thanks to all the other young statisticians who took the time to submit interesting and thought-provoking pieces.