2014 Competition Copper: The Essential Metal

Copper: The Essential MetalStudents were asked to design a poster that would appeal to a target audience of 11-16 year olds, highlighting the essential role copper plays in our daily lives, the properties that make it vital and the benefits it offers society.

Below are the winners and runners up in the following categories:

  • Health and Healthcare
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Architecture and Design

Key Stage 3 - Health and Healthcare

 

Winner:

Emily Irving - Edgbaston High School for Girls

The judges were impressed by the outstanding visual impact of Emily’s poster, which makes it impossible to ignore.  It also conveys complex scientific ideas in an easy-to-understand manner, ideal for educating children on copper’s role in human health.  For these reasons, it was awarded First Place in the Key Stage 3 Health category.

   Key Stage 3 - Health Runner-up - Melissa McKee

Runner-up:

Melissa McKee - Kilkeel High School

The judges were impressed by the unique subject of Melissa’s poster (copper’s role in animal health) and her excellent presentation.  Her depth of knowledge stood out alongside the care and attention of the artwork.  Her poster is inventive, well-considered and appealing.




 

Key Stage 3 - Information and Communications Technology

 Key Stage 3 - ICT Winner - Ruby Gold
   Key Stage 3 - ICT Runner-up - Toby Moores
 

Winner:

Ruby Gold -Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

The judges were impressed by the theme that copper is all around us, used throughout our daily lives.  It was aesthetically pleasing and the information was very well presented.  For these reasons, it was awarded First Place in the Key Stage 3 ICT category.

   

Runner-up:

Toby Moores - Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

The judges were impressed by Toby’s concise, clear and nicely-produced poster.  He used his chosen graphics well (including a bullet train, which is a copper application no other posters explored) and presented interesting and appropriate information.

 

Key Stage 3 - Architecture and Design

Key Stage 3 - Architecture & Design - Rachel Rissa

Winner:

Rachel Rissa - Barnfield South Academy

The judges were impressed by the story Rachel’s poster told.  It contains an excellent range of information teamed with a good and clear design.  It was particularly appealing as Rachel’s personality clearly shows in her work.

  Key Stage 3 - Architecture & Design Runner-up - Simone Dredge

Runner-up:

Simone Dredge - St Margaret's Academy

The judges were impressed by the clear and attractive presentation of information on Simone’s poster, and also liked her hand-drawn artwork.  The curved buildings in particular are unusual and eye-catching.


 

Key Stage 4 - Health and Healthcare

 Key Stage 4 - Health Winner - Matthew Lumby    Key Stage 4 - Health Runner-up - Emilia Cardente
 

Winner:

Matthew Lumby -Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

The judges found Matthew's characters - Cuprum and Chalkos – appealing and enjoyed his poster’s amusing theme.  It contained good information presented in a visually clear way.

   

Runner-up:

Emilia Cardente - King Edward VI High School for Girls

The judges were impressed by the attractive presentation of Emilia's poster (they especially liked the range of foods arrayed down the side).  She showed good use of colour and used clear graphics. 

 

Key Stage 4 - Information and Communications Technology

 Key Stage 4 - ICT Winner - Manishaa Vairavan
   Key Stage 4 - ICT Runner Up - Gurjyot Kaur
 

Winner:

Manishaa Vairavan - King Edward VI High School for Girls

The judges were impressed with the original, accurate and detailed scientific information Manishaa expressed in her poster.  It was put across in an easy-to-understand, amusing story.  Her presentation was unique, and made the information relevant to the average teen.

   

Runner-up:

Gurjyot Kaur - King Edward VI High School for Girls

The judges were impressed by the great design of Gurjyot's  poster, his use of colour and the circuitry that formed its background.  He presented relevant information and got across strong messages.

 

Key Stage 4 - Architecture and Design

 Key Stage 4 - Architecture & Design Winner - Lucas Orchard-Clark
   Key Stage 4 - Architecture & Design Runner-up - Rosie Ingram
 

Winner:

Lucas Orchard-Clark - Exeter School

The judges were impressed by the great design of Lucas' poster, his use of colour and the circuitry that formed its background.  He presented relevant information and got across strong messages.

   

Runner-up:

Rosie Ingram - King Edward VI High School for Girls

The judges were impressed by the clear messaging and eye-catching design of your poster.  The graphics were relevant to the messaging, and the information provided was excellent.

 

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