Second annual IYCN Outreach Competition: Engaging the Next Generation

January 28, 2020



IYCN is pleased to announce its second annual IYCN Outreach Competition: Engaging the Next Generation. The mission of this competition is to encourage public outreach related to chemistry, and is accepting submissions of experiments and demonstrations that can be used to share chemistry. The winning submissions will be translated into multiple languages and posted in IYCN’s Experiment Database so that chemists all around the world can access these public outreach resources. 


The theme of the outreach competition is Earth Chemistry, in honor of Earth Day. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was established in response to growing concern about the environment and human impact on the earth. Earth Day has traditionally mobilized millions of people to take action for the environment.The competition will open on January 28th, the anniversary of a massive oil spill off the coast of California that lead to the first Earth Day, and close on April 22nd (Earth Day). All submissions must tie in one or more topics related to Earth Chemistry (e.g., soil chemistry, the chemistry of plastic degradation, air pollution, plant chemistry).


Last year’s competition saw contributions from around the world. We welcome submissions from all those who share a love of chemistry and a desire to share chemistry with others. To find out more details and enter the competition, please visit:

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