The International Union of Crystallography has recently launched the IYCr2014 crystal-growing competition open to all schoolchildren. The aim of the competition is that participants grow crystals (whether involved in a
regional/national competition or not) and convey their experience through a short video or essay.
More details (rules, criteria for evaluation and how to submit) are available at:
We would be grateful if you or your organization could announce this
initiative to teachers, schoolchildren and media.
With kind regards,
Luc Van Meervelt
Dr Michele Zema, PhD
Project Manager for the International Year of Crystallography 2014