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International poster competition to get children into stats

the competition is part of the International Statistics Literacy Project the competition is part of the International Statistics Literacy Project

A UK schools poster competition in statistics is being coordinated by academics from Lancaster University, as part of the International Statistics Literacy Project (ISLP).

The competition, sponsored by the Royal Statistics Society's GetStats campaign, asks children to design a one-page poster that tells a story about a set of data.

This year's theme is "Agriculture". The winners in each age category (11-15 year-olds and 16-18-year-olds) will win a £500 prize and have their posters displayed at the World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong in August 2013. There will also be international prizes. You can see some examples of winning entries from previous years online.

Registration has begun, teachers need to register their students online. The deadline for the submission of posters has been extended to 3rd May 2013.

More information may be obtained from the ISLP website above or from the UK coordinators, Gillian Lancaster and James Groves.

Tue 29 January 2013