This year’s International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) schools poster competition theme is ‘Agriculture’.
The competition comprises a national competition within each country involved, followed by an international competition to determine the overall winners. This year, the winners will be announced and the posters displayed at the 59th Congress of the International Statistics Institute in Hong Kong during August 2013.
Not only is this a great opportunity for interest and motivate students to work in teams, it also involves investigating real questions using data, use of analytical and graphical skills to interpret statistical results, and develops students’ written and communication skills in presenting their findings. There is also a £ 500 prize up for grabs for the best poster in each of the two categories.
There are two entry categories: for students a) aged 11-15 (students born in 1997 and younger) and b) aged 16-18 (students born in 1994 and younger).
The competition asks students to design a 1-page poster that tells a story about a set of data. It should include graphs, commentary on the meaning of the data, be attractive and also readable from a distance of two metres.
Please see the competition flyer and the guidance notes for teachers to find out more about the competition objectives, prizes and how to apply. Teachers need to register their students for the competition by following this link.
NB The deadline for submitting posters is 3 May 2013.
Previous 2011 winners of the UK competition on a theme of ’The Environment’ were:
Harris City Academy, London in the 11-15 age category
Aquinas College, Stockport in the 16-18 age category