Winners of the 2019 IUCr Crystal Growing Competition

[Category 3 gold medal]
Crystalline versions of the Argentinian national flower, the ceibo (Erythrina crista-galli), grown by pupils from the Delfín Gallo School in Buenos Aires, impressed the judges of the 2019 IUCr Crystal growing competition.

Continuing the success of the crystal growing competition that launched during IYCr2014, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 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 Sulayr, Pitres-La Taha, Granada (Spain); SILVER: Wellspring High School, Hanoi (Vietnam); BRONZE: Xuan Hoa High School, Vĩnh Phúc (Vietnam)

Category: 11-15 - GOLD: IES Antonio de Mendoza, Alcalá la Real, Jaén (Spain); SILVER: Colegio Diocesano de San Ildefonso, Almería (Spain); BRONZE: Wellspring Secondary School, Hanoi (Vietnam)

Category: under 11 - GOLD: Escuela nro. 1 DE 16 "Delfín Gallo", Buenos Aires (Argentina)

and the winning videos can be watched here.

[2019 medals]
24 January 2020

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