Mathematicians have made a big impact on the world in which we live. In our new competition we want you to make a poster aimed at showcasing one of these famous mathematicians. We want your posters to be eye catching and informative and to focus on one famous mathematician.
Pick someone who interests you. Your entry is more likely to stand out if you have chosen someone who you are really interested in. There are plenty of mathematicians who are doing exciting things and are still alive, or are part of modern history. Tell the judges on your poster what makes your mathematician really interesting!
- Choose ONE famous mathematician to make a poster about, pick someone who you find interesting and want to tell other people about.
- You can draw your poster by hand; use a computer; or a mixture of both. If you draw your poster you will need to scan or photograph it to enter – online submissions only.
- Make sure your poster is a poster – it should look good as well as being informative.
- Make sure you show why your mathematician is interesting. (Listing facts with no explanation can be boring!)
- Make sure it is all your own work – no copy and pasting text. If you download an image of the mathematician, provide a credit/link for the photo. (Or you may want to draw them.)
- Please do not write your name on your poster.
To get you started please take a look this PowerPoint.
There will be three categories for judging:
Years 7 and 8
Years 9, 10 and 11
Years 12 and 13
The winning posters from students in each category will receive an Android tablet. There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group.
All winning and highly commended posters will be on display on the Maths Careers website.
The closing date is 31st January 2021.
Winners will be announced here during February 2021.
Entries need to be submitted online – To enter complete the form below:
Do your best – you could win an Android tablet!
There are lost of ways you can make a poster online. Some resources include:
Poster Competition Rules
- The promoters of the competition are the sponsors of the Maths Careers website
- It is a condition of entry of this competition that all entrants agree to these competition rules. By permitting their children to enter the competition parents and guardians shall be deemed to consent to the entries being submitted on the terms of these competition rules.
- The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 11 and 19 who are residents of the United Kingdom.
- No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
- There are three entry categories, based upon the ages of the entrants: Years 7 – 8, Years 9 – 11 and Years 12 – 13. One prize will be awarded for the winner of each category and there will be ‘Highly Commended’ certificates awarded in each age group.
- Entries can be submitted via the relevant mechanisms on the www.mathscareers.org.uk website.
- Posters must be A4 printed size only. Postal entries will not be entered into the competition if they are any other size.
- The poster must be solely the original work and the property of the entrant.
- Any poster that has won a prize in another competition is not eligible and will be disqualified if entered.
- Entrants may submit no more than one entry which must be made in their applicable age category only. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
- The promoters’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the judgement, administration or organization of the competition, including any assessment of the eligibility of any entry submitted.
- Winners will be announced on the mathscareers.org.uk website in February 2021. Individual winners will be notified by the promoters before the end of February 2021.
- By entering a poster, participants agree to grant IMA MathsCareers free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.
- It is a condition of entry to the competition that entrants (or the parents or guardians of entrants) irrevocably permit the promoters and their licensees to copy, reproduce and publish entries in connection only with the promotion of and publicity for this competition and the winning entries.
- The closing date for entries to the competition is midnight on 31st January 2021. Entries received after that date will not be accepted, displayed or judged.
- No responsibility will be accepted by the promoters for entries which are lost, late, corrupted, incomplete, defaced, ineligible or otherwise do not comply with these rules (any of which may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of the promoters).
- The prizes are as stated in the competition rules. Prizes are non-refundable and not transferable. No cash alternative will be offered. The promoters reserve the right to substitute the prizes (or any part of them) for prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if that is necessary for reasons beyond their control.
- The promoters will not be liable for prizes that do not reach prize winners for reasons beyond the promoters’ reasonable control. If prize winners cannot be traced after reasonable effort the promoters will dispose of prizes as they think fit without liability to prize winners.
- The promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition, at any time without prior notice.
- This competition is governed by the laws of English and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.