Science and art collide in STEM competition

Entry is open for the 2018 Cochlear Aurora Photo Contest run by Flinders’ STEM: Women Branching Out group, for South Australian girls in years 8 to 12. Staff are encouraged to spread the word among families, friends and schools.

Now in its third year, the competition aims to expand or maintain young women’s interest in STEM subjects and offers several prizes across two categories, including two first prizes of $500 each.

With 2017 entries more than double the number received in 2016 including many regional entries, hopes are high for another competition marked by impressive participation and spectacular photos that convey the fact ‘science is everywhere.’

The competition is gaining momentum and attracted 2279 viewers to watch the awards ceremony live last year.

Competition requirements

Submitted photos must include a title and a brief explanation (200 words or less) sharing the meaning behind the photo, or why the entrant chose to represent science through this image. It must:

• convey the fact that ‘Science is everywhere!’
• be creative, unique and eye-catching
• convey directly or indirectly the essence of the title/content
• be taken by the student

Closing date

Submissions close on October 19 and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in December 2018, at Flinders University, Bedford Park.

Categories and prizes

There are two categories:

  • years 8, 9 and 10
  • years 11 and 12

1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes and 2 runner-up commendations will be awarded in each category:

  • 1st prize: $500
  • School of the 1st prize award winner: $500 to further support women in STEM
  • 2nd prize: $200
  • 3rd prize: $100
  • Runners-up: commendation certificate

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