Measurement for our planet
Measurement for our planet

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Schools Poster

What is the Schools Poster Challenge?

NPL is challenging Primary and Secondary school pupils to design a poster exploring the role of measurement in tackling climate change.

What you need to do:

Primary school students: Find out what ‘carbon footprint’ means and design a poster showing your carbon footprint today and when you are grown up.

Secondary school students: Design a poster describing how can you tackle climate change now and how can you measure your impact in 5 years' time.

Things to consider...

  • Have you thought about how measurement can play a role in climate change?
  • Awards will be presented for the best poster design for two age categories (Primary and Secondary).
  • For submissions to be judged, they will need to be shared with NPL by an adult.

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How do I enter?

  1. Read the Challenge rules. 
  2. Create your entry by downloading and using the template provided below. Make sure you use the correct template, depending on whether you are a primary or secondary school student.
  3. Your entry must fit on the page and can be hand drawn, computer generated or you may use any other method you wish.
  4. Please only put your first name on entries (no surnames). 
  5. The Challenge closing date is 19 November 2021. To submit your entry ask an adult to email it in jpg or pdf format to  
  6. Winners will be chosen by a panel of NPL judges who will be looking for clarity, scientific content and presentation style. 
  7. Winners will be notified by email from 29 November 2021, and a selection of entries will be posted on the NPL website. 
  8. Winners and runners up will receive £300 worth of trees planted in their school’s name. Primary school winners will receive bug hotels (total value £150) and secondary school winners will receive a smart watch plus a solar powered USB charger (total value £150).

Challenge rules

  • The Challenge is open to all UK school age children with two judging categories: Primary and Secondary.
  • Entries (designs and text) must be clearly visible and on the appropriate Primary or Secondary template for judging.
  • Entries must be shared with NPL by an adult.
  • Designs may only use media for which copyright permission has been granted or created by the entrant.
  • Ideas involving dangerous activities or inferred harm to living creatures are not acceptable.
  • Entries must not contain any private and confidential information.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant.
  • The Challenge will run between 18 October 2021 and 19 November 2021 (inclusive) and only entries received in this period will be accepted and considered.