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Competition seeks young people’s views on science and the environment

The entry date for two exciting competitions marking Bangor’s first week-long Science Festival has been extended.


Young people have until February 22 to express their views on science and environmental in  a variety of creative formats. Two competitions, with various age categories,  are giving the opportunity to win digital cameras and cash prizes of £450 and £150 as prizes.  


Bangor Science Festival runs from Friday 11 March until Saturday 19 March 2011 and will have events to appeal to all ages and interests.


Budding photographers, artists and poets aged 18 and under are invited to send a work expressing science and nature. Individuals, schools or youth groups are being invited to enter before 22 February 2011 for a chance of winning family tickets to Greenwood Forest Park/Gelli Gyffwrdd, and the latest digital cameras.   

Schools and youth groups are being invited to share their views about sustainability and ethical sourcing. The competition, sponsored by Waitrose, has been designed to inspire young people to get involved with current issues and encourage them to voice their opinions. The Competition asks for a three minute clip in any format which creatively communicates a message about sustainability addressed to Wales’ First Minister. 

The winning entries of the photography, art and poetry competitions will also form part of a public display at Bangor Museum & Art Gallery for the duration of the Festival and of National Science and Engineering Week 2011 (March 11th – 20th).  The entries by the three finalists in the communication competition will all be viewed by the First Minister.


Entry details can be found on the web site for Bangor Science Festival.


Stevie Scanlan, one of the competition organisers said “Bangor University is hoping to get everyone excited about science during the Festival. That’s why we’ve devised these competitions to encourage everyone to get involved.  We have already had a good response from Schools studying the Welsh Baccalaureate, as taking part in this competition contributes to the qualification.” 


The programme for the week-long festival can also be found on the web site. Activities for all ages are taking place and all public events will be free to attend.

Publication date: 4 February 2011