The Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I) of IUPAC announces a Student Chemistry Cartoon Competition. The goal is to clearly illustrate a chemistry principle in a manner that can enrich the teaching of chemistry.
The winner will be invited to attend the 43rd IUPAC Congress in Puerto Rico, USA, (July 31-August 7, 2011) where a $1000 prize will be presented and the finalist cartoons displayed. Merit prizes of $100 will go to 5 other students whose cartoons are chosen as finalists.
Submission Period is January 1 – May 31, 2011 and the decision notification is June 30, 2011
The cartoons will be judged by a panel formed by the President of Division I of IUPAC; reviewing criteria (from most- to least-weighted) will be:
- Relevance to chemistry principles (research, instructional, and/or application).
- Creation of interest, novelty, entertainment value, etc.
- Clarity and educational content.
- For entry guidelines and submission instructions see