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Science Festival launches Green Growth competitions

  • by JW

The Sidmouth Science Festival will be holding several events around the theme of ‘green growth’ – including its first Café Scientifique of the year:

Café Scientifique: Clean Growth


It has just launched two competitions on the same theme:


Clean Growth Art Competion – Enter now

Wednesday 8th January 2020 4:30 PM to Friday 21st February 2020 12:00 PM

Art Competition – Open to all

We invite you to produce a piece of art work that either highlights local climate change issues, or illustrates ways that Sidmouth’s economy could grow in a clean way. There will be a £100 voucher prize for South West Art Shop for the most thought-provoking piece. The art works may be used to publicise the event, and will be displayed at Kennaway during the talks. We hope that your art will provide a stimulus to the discussions and help inspire the planning of next year’s Science Festival programme. The art work will be judged by attendees of the events.

If your work is for sale, please submit a price label. 15% commission will be charged on sales payable to the Sidmouth Science Festival. Ownership will be retained by the artist, unless sold.

If you are interested in entering a piece of art work please email: Hand-in day will be Friday 21st February 2020 from 10am-12 noon and collection on Thursday 27th February at 2pm at the David Norman art demonstration.

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Clean Growth Writing Competition – Enter now

Tuesday 7th January 2020 3:10 PM to Friday 31st January 2020 6:00 PM

Clean Growth Writing Competition

Your task (should you accept it!) is to write an essay or poem which answers the following question:

What I would do to help stop the effects of climate change on Sidmouth……..

Penguin author and Sunday Times best-seller Jane Corry will judge the entries. There will be a prize for the most interesting and thought-provoking piece. Your ideas will provide a stimulus to the discussions and help inspire the planning of next year’s Science Festival programme.

Submissions should be no more than 500 words. The deadline is 6pm on 31st January 2020. Entries can be handwritten or typed and should be emailed to

Please state which category you would like to be entered for.

The 3 categories for prizes are:

·       Primary School entries – winner will receive a Science book

·       Secondary School entries – winner will receive £30 Winstone’s book voucher

·       General public entry – winner will receive £30 winstone’s book voucher

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