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EarthThe Centre for Carbon Measurement Schools Poster Challenge

The 2014 Schools Posters Challenge has now taken place, but please find below details of the competition process and timelines, which will be similar for the next Challenge.

Details of the 2015 Challenge will be available on this page in late 2014 / early 2015.

See the results and find out about the 2014 Challenge winners here

Create a poster for Climate Week 2014 in The Centre for Carbon Measurement Schools Poster Challenge and be in with a chance of winning £150 of Amazon vouchers or six £75 prizes for each category winner!

The Challenge

Create a poster in one of the following categories:

A.  Climate change - a global issue
B.  Renewable energy in your area
C.  People power - how you can make a difference

Two age categories - Primary and Secondary School.

Marks awarded for:

Factual accuracy
Readability - not too much information!
Use of current affairs (recent news)


Can be size A4-A2 and will not be returned (unless a stamped envelope is included).

On the back of your poster please write clearly:

  • Entrant name and age, (you may enter as a team of people)
  • Class name, school name, address and postcode
  • Name of science teacher that we can contact
  • The poster category (A, B or C)
  • Adult's signature and written legibly
  • Statement if you wish us to publicly withhold artist's name and school

Design and send your posters to the following address:

NPL CCM Schools Poster Challenge
National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road
TW11 0LW


Entries should reach NPL by 28 February 2014.

Winners will be announced on our webpage as part of Climate Week on Wednesday 5 March 2014.


£150 in Amazon vouchers for best overall primary and secondary entrants.

Six £75 prizes for each category winner.

Additional prizes will be given to some participating schools.

Winning posters may be featured in NPL publications and at the NPL Open House on 20 May 2014.

About The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL reduces uncertainties in climate data; provides the robust measurement that is required to account for, price and trade carbon emissions; and helps develop and accelerate the take-up of low carbon technologies. Find out more