The 2004 National Chemistry Week

c  Poster Contest  d



For elementary, middle, and high school students








As part of the

National Chemistry Week 2004 celebration and in recognition of its theme,

"Health and Wellness,"

the American Chemical Society (ACS)

is sponsoring a poster contest

for students in grades K-12.


Students are invited to draw a poster

that will serve as

a public service announcement

stressing chemistry’s role

in keeping people healthy and well.

Participants may create a poster that has

a health and wellness message for

their peers or any other age group.






Winners will be selected in each of the following categories:

·        K – 2nd grade

·        3rd – 5th grade

·        6th – 8th grade

·        9th – 12th grade


Entry Guidelines

·         Contest is open to all students in the Brazos Valley.  If you have a question concerning the eligibility of a student, please call/e-mail Dr. Keeney-Kennicutt (contact info below).

·         All entries must be original works without aid from others.

·         Posters must be no larger than 14 x 22 inches in size. 

·         Entries on foam board will not be accepted.

·         Entries must be hand-drawn using crayons, paint, colored pencils or markers.  No computer printing or gluing of any kind will be accepted.

·         Only one entry per student will be accepted.

·         All entries must have the following information included on the back of the poster: Texas A&M University local section, student’s name, grade, home address, telephone number, name of school, school address, teacher's name, teacher’s email address and school telephone number.

·         Posters and descriptions must be submitted by December 15, 2004
to:               Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt
                   Coordinator, National Chemistry Week

                        Department of Chemistry

                        Texas A&M University

     P.O. Box 30012 (Corner of Ross and Spence)
College Station, TX  77842-3012



·         All posters become the property of the American Chemical Society.

·         Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses and entries for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes


Entries will be judged based upon:

·         Artistic Merit, Originality and Neatness

·         Poster Message (related to chemistry’s role in keeping people healthy and well)

The winning poster in each grade category at the local level will be submitted to the ACS (American Chemical Society) Office of Community Activities in Washington, DC.  All posters will be displayed during the 229th ACS national meeting in San Diego, CA, March 13 - 17, 2005.  One winner and one honorable mention will be selected in each category.



Local Winners (one in each category)

     c $100 Savings Bond

Honorable Mentions (one in each category)

     c $50 Savings Bond

All entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation for the work and effort spent on her/his poster. 

          National Winners

              c Handheld Color TV  (teachers will receive Periodic Table of Elephants)

          National Honorable Mentions

              c Set of Handheld Talk-About 2-way Radios

          Teachers of Winning Students

              c Periodic Table of the Elephants Poster


Every child in the surrounding area is invited to participate.  If you have any more questions, contact me, Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, at the above numbers.