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Maths Careers / Citi Money Gallery poster competition **Now Closed**

By 7th October 2015December 1st, 2020No Comments

Competition Winners

11 – 13  Winner

Ellie Pennell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

14 – 16 Winner

Hannah Uzzell, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

17 – 19 Winner

Hafsa Fahim

11 – 13  Honourable Mentions

Lizzy Lomas, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

Daisy Hickman, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

Madelaine King, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

Eleanor Finnegan, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

Ellè Cullen, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.

Jessica Wyatt, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.


14 – 16 Honourable Mentions

Nicola Hedley, Weobley High School, Herefordshire.

Elle Spinks, Weobley High School, Herefordshire.

Lauren Nicholson-Little Weobley High School, Herefordshire.

Maisie Broughton, Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, Cheshire.


17 – 19 Honourable Mention

Jingqing Yu, Ely College, Cambs



Imagine you won £1,000,000….

What would be the very first thing you would buy?  How would you spend the rest of the money?

IMA Maths Careers are working with the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum and asking you to mathematically display how you would spend £1million.

How to enter

Using the criteria below design an A4 poster showing how you would spend your money.

Download a large version of the example poster.

Poster criteria:

  • Show, using a chart or graph, how all the money will be spent
  • Include at least five different spending categories
  • Prices should be realistic
  • Maximum A4 size
  • Entrants from students in year 9 or above must include an investment category of 6% of the £1million, showing the interest accrued after 3 years; the type of investment, interest rate and the total compound or simple interest amount should be shown. Other entrants may also wish to include this.


The winning posters from students aged 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19 will receive an Android tablet and family tickets to the latest exhibition at the British Museum (under 16s are entitled to free entry to exhibitions). There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group.

The closing date is 14th January 2016 and winner will be announced here on 29th January 2016

All winning and highly commended posters will be on display throughout March until 15th April 2016 at the British Museum, as well as being on the Maths Careers website.

For inspiration from examples through history, you could visit the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum or go to




Poster Competition Rules

  1. The promoters of the competition are the sponsors of the Maths Careers website and The British Museum Great Court Limited.
  2. 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.
  3. The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 11 and 19 who are residents of the United Kingdom.
  4. The competition is not open to the children of employees of the British Museum or its associated companies, agents or of anyone involved in the administration or judging of the competition.
  5. No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
  6. There are three entry categories, based upon the ages of the entrants: 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19. One prize will be awarded for the winner of each category and there will be five ‘Highly Commended’ certificates awarded in each age group.
  7. Entries can be submitted via the relevant mechanisms on the website or posted to the Maths Careers Project Manager, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EF.
  8. Posters must be A4 printed size only. Postal entries will not be entered into the competition if they are any other size.
  9. The poster must be solely the original work and the property of the entrant.
  10. Any poster that has won a prize in another competition is not eligible and will be disqualified if entered.
  11. Entrants may submit no more than one entry which must be made in their applicable age category only. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  12. The promoters’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the judgment, administration or organization of the competition, including any assessment of the eligibility of any entry submitted.
  13. Winners will be announced on the website on 29th January, 2016. Individual winners will be notified by the promoters on 28th January, 2016.
  14. 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. There will be a display of winning entries at the British Museum for one month after the winners have been announced. Ownership of the entries will be acknowledged
  15. The closing date for entries to the competition is midnight on 14th January, 2015. Entries received after that date will not be accepted, displayed or judged.
  16. 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).
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition, at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the British Museum website.
  20. This competition is governed by the laws of English and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.