The aim of the competition is to expose students to the diversity within research by:

– Breaking down stereotypes of what a ‘scientist’ is and what they do.

– Inspiring students to take an interest in scientific careers

– Providing students with direct connections to the university

We also have some great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

We ask students to send entries to the email creations@um.edu.mt
We’re accepting entries for round 1 until July 16th.


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The competition is aimed at Maltese 14-18 year olds and is structured as follows:

1 – Students send in photos they have taken which they think represent ‘science’.

2 – 10-12 students are selected to participate in a workshop at the university.

3 – Each student is paired with a researcher and learns about the researcher’s work.

4 – The students take a photograph of their researcher at work.

5 – A gallery event is held, showcasing students’ works, and the winners are announced.