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PRIMARY SCHOOL CATEGORY

Design an A3 poster showing someone using copper in their job.

  • Watch the I Work With Copper video above.
  • Choose one of the jobs in the video.
  • Draw a poster showing someone doing that job.
  • Posters can be portrait or landscape.
  • If sent electronically, the poster must be a PDF.
  • Entrants must be aged 7-11.

Judges will be looking for:

  • A clear picture of copper in action.
  • Creativity in how the job is shown.
  • An attractive and eye-catching poster.

Prizes:

  • First Prize – Student: A USB microscope for sharing images of the microscopic world via computer and DIY science equipment.
  • First Prize – School: A brand-new data logging pack, fully-supported with software and activities together with a power house to demonstrate copper’s role in the conduction of electricity.
  • Second Prize – Student: 3 assorted DIY science kits.
  • Second Prize – School: A brand-new data logging pack, fully-supported with software and activities.
  • Third Prize – Student: 2 DIY science kits.
  • Third Prize – School: A USB microscope with computer connections to ensure the whole class can see what it reveals.

How to enter:

  • Send a hard copy of the poster to:

Closing date: 15th June 2012.

To be eligible for entry into the competition, all entries – whether posted or emailed – must be accompanied by the following details:

  • Student’s name and age
  • Student’s school and school address
  • A contact email address (student, parent or legal guardian)
  • Teacher’s name
  • Teacher’s email address

These details are required so that students and schools can be advised if they have won, and the delivery of prizes can be arranged.

Please note that Copper Development Association reserves the right to display any posters received on its website or in print, and to use them otherwise for educational purposes.

SECONDARY CATEGORY

Design an A3 poster that teaches secondary school students about how copper is used in a particular career.

  • Watch the I Work With Copper video at the top of this page.
  • Choose one of the jobs in the video.
  • Design a poster that explains how and why copper is used in this career.
  • Posters can be portrait or landscape.
  • If sent electronically, the poster must be a PDF.
  • Entrants must be aged 11-16.

Entries should include:

  • A clear explanation of the job, and why copper is used for it.
  • The special properties of copper that make it vital for the job (e.g. conductivity, malleability, aesthetic appeal).

Judges will be looking for:

  • A good understanding of how and why copper is used for the job.
  • An attractive poster design, including text and graphics.
  • A positive and enthusiastic investigation of copper’s valuable properties.

Prizes:

  • First Prize – Student: A hydrogen-fuelled car of the future – a model hydrocar fuelled by di-ionised water.
  • First Prize – School: Everything you need to investigate Faraday’s Law, including a fully-supported datalogger, sensor and copper-wire coil.
  • Second Prize – Student: A USB microscope for sharing images of the microscopic world via computer.
  • Second Prize – School: An equipment pack for investigating Faraday’s Law, including a sensor-link and software.
  • Third Prize – Student: A DIY solar kit for applying the science of solar energy.
  • Third Prize – School: An equipment pack for investigating Faraday’s Law, including software.

How to enter:

  • Send a hard copy of the poster to:

Closing date: 15th June 2012.

To be eligible for entry into the competition, all entries – whether posted or emailed – must be accompanied by the following details:

  • Student’s name and age
  • Student’s school and school address
  • A contact email address (student, parent or legal guardian)
  • Teacher’s name
  • Teacher’s email address

These details are required so that students and schools can be advised if they have won, and the delivery of prizes can be arranged.

Please note that Copper Development Association reserves the right to display any posters received on its website or in print, and to use them otherwise for educational purposes.