Help kickstart creativity in competition that blends science and art in schools

May 30, 2019

Young Australians have the chance to develop and show their creative talents in a unique competition that is sure to challenge and inspire.

Help the Academy kickstart creativity in ‘scienceXart: elements in everyday life’, a chemistry-themed art competition for primary and secondary school students hosted by the Academy’s National Committee for Chemistry.

If you are a parent or know a young person, encourage them to tell their teacher about this opportunity that is bringing creative perspectives to science. If you are a teacher, see how the resources we provide can contribute to learning outcomes.

New resources are available that link activities in Academy science education programs Primary Connections and Science by Doing with the aims of the competition. The resources highlight crossovers of chemical science units and Australian visual arts curriculum outcomes.

There are dozens of suggestions for curriculum-aligned science-and-art activities included, providing a range of fun and engaging activities to create scienceXart entries. These teacher resources are now available for free download at  

The scienceXart (science and art) competition is part of year-long celebrations for the International Year of the Periodic Table and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). There are still a few weeks before scienceXart closes—so get the young people in your life and the teachers you know to make the most of this fantastic opportunity.  

The competition closes 28 June. You can sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date with announcements, or contact with any questions.  

More information about scienceXart: elements in everyday life

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