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C.Shi (age 10), Philippines.
Acoording to Kids
order to celebrate 2006 as the Year of Chemistry in Korea,
the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) initiated and sponsored
a global poster competition. Choon Do of the KCS collaborated
with IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE) and Lida
Schoen of the Science Across the World program to launch the
poster competition, which culminated with a display during
the International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE)
Seoul in August 2006. Lida Schoen administered and managed
the competition with the support of the SAW network.
The theme for this poster competition was that of the conference:
Chemistry for Humanity. Therefore, students
who entered the contest were asked to visualize their ideas
on this general concept. The contest offered two age categories:
1013 and 1416. Altogether, 944 entries were received
from 32 different countries: 427 on paper and 517 electronic
files in various formats. From these entries, 13 posters from
the age 10-13 category and 41 posters from the age 1416
category were preselected.
Wang (age 14), Taiwan.
were no separate categories for paper and electronic entries.
Criteria for the jury were as follows:
to the theme
message, communication value
value: color, composition
understandable, with little or no text
exhibition of these posters was on display at the 19th International
Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) from 12 17 August
2006 in Seoul,Korea.Around 300 chemists from all over the
world were able to admire the selections (for more about the
ICCE, see conference report on p.32).
T. Yu (age 14), Philippines.
Choices for Judges
entries displayed so much creativity, imagination, and ability
that the panel of judges could hardly manage to select the
best. The jury, consisting of Lida Schoen (Netherlands), Eva
Åkesson (Sweden), Margaret-Ann Armour (Canada), Peter
Atkins (U.K.), Karl Brachtl (Austria), Marianne Cutler (U.K.),
Morton Hoffman (USA.), Onno De Jong (Netherlands), Mordechai
Livneh (Israel), Jim McQuillan (New Zealand), Mauro Mocerino
(Australia), and Kay Stephenson (U.K.), chose the poster by
Jerika Shi (age 10) of Saint Jude Catholic School,
Manila, Philippines, as the winner in the younger age group
for its striking colors, clear message, and good design.
Prasilova (age 16), Slovak Republic.
posters from the older age group were identified as exceptional:
Ronalyn Yu, Philippine Tiong Se Academy, Manila, Philippines;
Maria Prasilova, Slovak-English Bilingual School, Cadca,
Slovak Republic; Hsin-Wei Wang, Taipei Municipal Chin-Hwa
Junior High School, Taipei, Taiwan.
winners received certificates of recognition and electronic
devices such as hand-held game systems or MP3 players. All
winners and the 12 runners-up (see full text pdf) received
certificates of recognition, signed by Marianne Cutler, director
of the Science Across the World program, and Bryan Henry,
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