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The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) future forum has launched a competition for schools to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic  Table.

The discovery of the Periodic Table 150 years ago by Dmitri Mendeleev is one of the most significant scientific achievements to date and one which should be celebrated. As 2019 has been named the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) by UNESCO, the Chemicals Industries Association future forum are running an education competition themed around this topic. This is a great opportunity for schools and higher education to take part in the celebration.

There are 3 categories for the competition:

Primary/Middle school project  
A class project aimed at recreating the periodic table accompanied by 100 words.
Prize: £1000 plus class presentation from the CIA on STEM

Secondary school poster competition
A poster on a single element and why it is the most important element in the world today.
Max A3 side.
Prize: £1000 (£300 individual prize)

Higher education (18+) writing competition
A written piece communicating how the discovery of the periodic table has impacted the world today.
Max 750 words.
Prize: £500 to the individual, published in CIA matters

For more information on how to enter, visit the CIA website.

View the Junior poster.
View the Senior poster.

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. It is a unique tool, enabling scientist to predict the appearance and properties of matter on the Earth and in the rest of the Universe.

Briar Chemicals Limited is a member of the Chemical Industries Association and endeavour to share any opportunities to encourage young people to continue education in STEM subjects.