Schools Poster Competition Winners Announced

The winners of Copper Development Association’s annual schools poster competition are announced!

The competition challenges students to explore the properties of copper that make it central to daily life, and a key component of the innovations that will shape our future and convey that clearly in an attractive, informative poster.

Students aged 11-16 submitted poster designs under one of three categories: Building Services, Health and Medicine, and Renewable Energy and Transport, and two age groups (years 7-9 and years 10-11).

The Judges were Association for Science Education’s Richard Needham and CDA’s Peter Webster, both of whom have been involved in the judging since the first competition in 2010.

Richard Needham explained what he was looking for in the winning entries “It’s important that the winning posters met the brief of the topic (remember, always read the question!) and combined clear communication, good scientific content and a demonstration of understanding.”

In some categories Richard had a tough time selecting the winner and then it was the content that influenced his final decision.

Peter assisted Richard by reviewing every poster and producing a shortlist of the very best entries ahead of the judging day.

“The number of schools and the overall quality of entries this year has gone up and we’ve had a lot of feedback from teachers and students saying how much they enjoyed participating” according to Peter.

The winners, listed below, each received £100 in prize money with a further £500 going to their schools.
Building Services 11-14: Zena Samir, St Michael’s School
Health and Medicine 11-14: Monisha Premkumar, St Michael’s School
Renewable Energy and Transport 11-14: Aditi Baskar, Edgbaston High School for Girls

Building Services 14-16: Hannah Lingard, Lady Eleanor Holles School
Health and Medicine 14-16: Zara Hussein, James Allen’s Girls School
Renewable Energy and Transport 14-16: Marcelo Lejeune, UWC Atlantic College

Runner-up and highly commended awards were also made. See here for all prize winners.

The 2019 competition will launch in the Autumn.


See judge, Richard Needham, talk through the winning entries……

In the 14-16 age group



In the 11-14 age group