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Winners of the 2017 IUCr Crystal Growing Competiton

[crystal growing competition 2017]
IES Heliópolis, Sevilla (Spain): bronze medal winners in the 15-18 year-old category.

Continuing the success of the crystal growing competition that launched during IYCr2014, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 IUCr Crystal Growing Competition.

Schoolchildren were invited to convey their experiences of growing crystals through a video. The entries were judged on their creativity, aesthetic value, description of the working plan and experimental work, clarity of explanation, scientific background and safety by an international panel. The winners, who will receive a certificate and medal, are as follows:

Category: 15-18 - GOLD: IES Valle del Andarax, Canjáyar (Spain); SILVER: Wellspring International Bilingual School, Hanoi (Vietnam); BRONZE: IES Heliópolis, Sevilla (Spain)

Category: 11-15 - GOLD: Bedok South Secondary School (Singapore); SILVER: Wellspring International Bilingual School, Hanoi (Vietnam); BRONZE: Sint-Barbaracollege, Gent (Belgium)

Category: Under 11 - GOLD: Escuela San José de Calasanz, San Juan (Argentina); SILVER: Escuela No. 65, Treinta y Tres (Uruguay); BRONZE: Escuela No. 65, Treinta y Tres (Uruguay)

and the winning videos can be watched here.

The 2018 IUCr Crystal Growing Competition is now open. The deadline for submission of videos is 18 November 2018. Please note that videos submitted to local competitions during 2018 may also be submitted to the IUCr competition.

3 August 2018

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