Glass design competition for children
Children aged between 4 and 11 are invited to submit designs for a beautiful object that could be made from glass in a competition run by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT), in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London.
The children should use their imaginations to design a beautiful object that they think would also be useful in a primary science classroom.
The winning design will be made by glass artist Allister Malcolm and presented to the child.
In addition, the winning child and an accompanying adult will be invited to visit the factory where it is made (with travel costs covered). The child’s school will also receive £1000 to spend on science resources.
The prize for second place will comprise: a prize (plug and play microscope and two science books) for the child and £500 for the associated school to spend on science resources.
The third place will receive: a prize for the child (plug and play microscope and two science books) and £350 for the associated school to spend on science resources.
Children should draw or paint their design and label it to describe how the object, and any specific features, will make it useful for a primary science lesson. The designs should be photographed/scanned and uploaded via the PSTT website.
Competition winners will be decided by a panel of judges selected by the PSTT and The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London. One of the judges will be glass artist, Allister Malcolm.
The competition is one of a several activities aimed at helping children to explore the importance of glass in everyday life, for scientific experimentation, problem-solving and technology.
The closing date for the competition is 7 October 2022.
Children who attend UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man primary schools are eligible to submit entries.
Application forms and further information are available via this link.