Maths Week England 2020 – Katherine Johnson Prize

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician 1918-2020

We are delighted to announce a prize of £100 for the inaugural Katherine Johnson Prize, open to children up to aged 18.

This prize is to celebrate the life of mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose mathematical calculations allowed humans to set foot on the moon and return home safely. Because of her status at the time, Johnson was not afforded the recognition she deserved.

To commemorate her death earlier this year, we would like to invite you to submit a documentary video which commemorates either her or another mathematician, who for reasons of gender, race or other challenge did not perhaps get the recognition you feel they deserved.

Here are the rules:

Videos must be posted on Youtube by 8pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020. Then simply fill in the form below and your contribution will automatically be entered into the contest. If you do not receive a confirmation email it means your form was NOT submitted correctly – please check your email address and resubmit.

Videos must be no longer than 5 minutes and must be in English. English subtitles will also be accepted in order to translate any footage that is in another language. They must be suitable for a family audience.

The Maths Week England Committee will announce the winner on Saturday’s daily page. Their decision is final.

Maths Week England reserves the right to make a copy of the videos and showcase the best ones on our website.

One prize of £100 will be awarded to the creators of the winning video. No alternative first prize is available.