Video Competition 2021

Doing Maths Together

Last year our video competition received over a hundred entries, so we’ve decided to run another one. There will be a prize of £100 for the winning entry!

This year’s challenge is to create a video of up to 2 minutes in length which shows how people have worked together to solve a problem in the real world, where the solution involved the use of mathematics.

Post your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and post the link on either:

a) the Maths Week England Facebook page, or b) Twitter, including our handle @Maths_Week.

Your post must also include the hashtags #MathsWeekEngland and #MWE21.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Please read carefully, as submission of entries will be deemed acceptance of these).

Entries must be received before midnight on 10th November 2021. Entries may be submitted after then,  but will not be eligible for the prize.

Entries should make reference to Maths Week England 2021, either by use of the hashtags or the phrase ‘Maths Week England 2021: Maths Together‘.

There is no restriction on any technology you may wish to use in order to create your video, but please make sure you are able to export and upload a video from whatever software you choose; we are unable to assist with technical support either with the software or the YouTube uploading process.

Entries over 2 minutes in length will be automatically disqualified.

Entries will only be considered from schools or home-educated pupils who have signed up to participate in Maths Week England.

The judges will be Maths Week Committee members. Their decision is final and they cannot enter into discussion about their choices.

Judging will take both design and content into consideration, but will be unable to offer feedback on individual entries.

The original video remain the creative property of the entrants, but by entering, applicants agree that Maths Week England may download and display the videos on the MWE website, social media channels, or future publicity materials in perpetuity.

Winners will be announced on the Maths Week Website and all social media channels on Friday 12th November 2021.

We were so impressed last year that we awarded two prizes. Here is the primary winner:

Here is the secondary winner:

Poster Competition 2021

Design an A3 Poster and
win a signed copy of Tim Harford's new book !

To enter this competition, design and create an A3-sized poster.

The poster should give a single example of how people have worked together to solve a problem in the real world, where the solution involved using mathematics.

Post a picture of your poster on either:

a) the Maths Week England Facebook page, or b) Twitter, including our handle @Maths_Week.

Your post (but not necessarily your poster) must also include the hashtags #MathsWeekEngland and #MWE21.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Please read carefully, as submission of entries will be deemed acceptance of these).

Entries must be received before midnight on 10th November 2021. Entries submitted after then may still be displayed, but will not be considered for the prize.

Entries should make reference to Maths Week England 2021, either by use of the hashtags or the phrase ‘Maths Week England 2021: Maths Together‘.

There is no restriction on any technology you may wish to use in order to create your poster. Hand-drawn, printed or electronically produced entries will be considered equally valid, as will entries created using a mix of media and technology. As long as it can be photographed, it is acceptable.

No animation is permitted – only still photos will be considered.

Entries will only be considered from schools or individuals who have signed up to participate in Maths Week England.

The judges will be Maths Week Committee members. Their decision is final and they cannot enter into discussion about their choices.

Judging will take both design and content into consideration, but will be unable to offer feedback on individual entries.

The original posters remain the property of the entrants, but the photos submitted will become the property of Maths Week England and may be displayed on the MWE website, social media channels, or publicity materials.

Winners will be announced on the Maths Week Website and all social media channels on Friday 12th November 2021.

Katherine Johnson £100 Prize Winners Announced!

We had a huge number of entries for our competition this year. The standard was incredibly high, and we were so impressed with the efforts so many of you have put in.

We decided that your work was so impressive that we are awarding not one, but two £100 prizes: one for primary and one for secondary.

Here are the winning entries. For Primary, we awarded the prize to Orla Sheppard, a Y5 pupil from Higher Bebington Junior School, Wirral. Orla’s teacher, Rachael Pugh, said ‘I’m so proud of Orla – We’d talked about Katherine Johnson in class, and she worked hard and did all the research herself.’

Here is Orla’s video:

The secondary winner was Annie Gill, who is in Year 8 at Beaulieu Park School, Chelmsford. Head of Maths Maisie Tickner said “We’re delighted – Annie is so passionate about this, and when she heard about the competition she came straight to my office wanting to enter!

Here is Annie’s video:

The standard and originality were excellent this year, so we decided to also ‘highly commended’ status to some of the other entries – these will be announced here tomorrow once the winners have had time to celebrate!