IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 7
IUCr worldwide crystal growing
Winners of the 2016 competition
The IUCr Crystal growing competition is open to all schoolchildren up to the age of 18, and aims to introduce students to
the exciting, challenging and sometimes frustrating world of
growing crystals. Following the great success of the IYCr2014
and 2015 competitions, schoolchildren were invited to take part
in the 2016 edition and convey their experiences of growing crystals through a video. An international panel of judges has evaluated the entries based on creativity, aesthetic value, description
of working plan and experimental work, clarity of explanations,
scientific background and safety. The details of the winning teams
can be seen in the table below; all will receive a 'Young crystal
growers' certificate and a medal. We congratulate the laureates,
and hope you will enjoy watching the winning videos at www.
In the company of his parents and younger sister, Prithvi Rajan receives his silver
medal certificate (under-11 category) from his teacher, R. Karthik (right; IISC, Bangalore, India). Prithvi was trained in crystallisation by his mother.
Launch of the 2017 competition
The 2017 competition has now been launched. For rules and guidance, please
see www.iycr2014.org/participate/crystal-growing-competition-2017. The closing
date for submissions is November 19, 2017. Please note that videos submitted to
local competitions during 2017 may be also submitted to the IUCr competition.
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016