National Crystal Growing Competition

School-age students across Ireland are invited to take part in the National Crystal Growing Competition 2021! 

Run jointly by iCRAG and SSPC, the National Crystal Growing Competition challenges students to grow a single crystal using commonly-found home ingredients or laboratory materials.  It is suitable for students to take part in both at home and at school.
 
The competition is open to both primary and post-primary school students and is judged by SSPC and iCRAG scientists. The deadline for entries is 21st May 2021. The finals will be held at a virtual event hosted by SSPC and iCRAG in September 2021. 

Who can take part?
The competition is open to both primary and post-primary school students in Ireland. There will be one winner from each category (one primary and one post-primary winner). Teacher supervision is required for crystallisation of compounds other than salt and sugar.  

Why take part?
Crystals are very important to and feature heavily in the primary and post-primary curricula 

All important! Prizes available:
1st Prize: iPad and a virtual visit to your school by a real crystal scientist
2nd Prize: Fairphone and a virtual visit to your school by a real crystal scientist
3rd Prize: €50 One4All voucher and a virtual visit to your school by a real crystal scientist 

To enter, visit the SSPC  or iCRAG   websites and follow the instructions.