International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Fernanda Velloso Ideas Activities
  • PR office , UNESCO
    Brasília - Brazilian Federal District, Brazil
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    Tel 55-61-2106-3634
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    Non Governmental Organizations
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I work at UNESCO-Brazil, at the Science sector, as a Press Relations officer.

I would like to insert at this website our Contest. Please check info below.

UNESCO will award students and teachers on works about Chemistry

This edition of the Competition of Writing Works and Drawings will be about The International Year of Chemistry. Students can submit work until the 5th of September.


UNESCO in Brazil announces the theme for the Contest Works Writings and Drawings of the World Day for Peace and Development: "Chemistry - our lives, our future." This is an activity held in commemoration of two dates established by the United Nations: World Science Day for Peace and Development (November 10th) and the International Year of Chemistry (2011), and also referring to the centenary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Marie Curie.

Target to high school students, the competition has two categories: Drawings and Writings Works. This initiative is promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with institutions in the areas of education and science.

Students may submit works or drawings until the 5th of September 2011. Registration forms and contest rules can be accessed from the website:

In last year's edition, UNESCO received 563 drawings and 141 written works. The winners came from several Brazilian cities, such as Manaus (AM), São Paulo (SP), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), João Pessoa (PB), Irecê (BA), Parintins (AM), Itaboraí (RJ), Taquara (RS), Belo Horizonte (BH), Sao Luis (MA) and Wansbeck (DF).