Biomedia Meltdown Competition

Are you a teacher, library coordinator or community event organiser? Book workshops for BioMedia 2019-20 today!

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Our BioMedia workshops for the 2019-20 competition-- email daryl@linnean.org to book yours today!

If you're a Greater London teacher, community organiser or library coordinator working with young people aged 10-14, the BioMedia Meltdown Competition is an amazing opportunity to offer FREE integrated art/science workshops to your learning community.

Now in its fifth year, our cutting edge STEAM workshops bring natural history to life through cross-curricular learning, using the latest technology alongside traditional and new media and techniques. The resulting work is entered into our annual competition, with finalists and their families invited to Burlington House for our year-end celebration event, where contestants are eligible for a host of wonderful prizes.

In addition to work made during booked workshops, individual entries are accepted. Winners will take home some amazing prizes including leisure vouchers, science and art goodies for the whole family to enjoy!

Prizes are also presented to our most engaged community partners, as well as schools with the most finalists. Entries will be accepted in a wide variety of media and may cover a wide range of concepts relating to life science. We love anything that shows off young artists' amazing creativity with a link to natural history.

We have several brand new creative science workshops that we can deliver for free at your school or community group. Contact daryl@linnean.org for more information and to book. Deadline for submissions to the 2019-20 competition is March 15, 2020.

This project is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey.

BioMedia Library Workshops (contact libraries for details & booking):

  • Saturday 5 October: Fun Palaces, Boundary Estate
  • Tuesday 10 October: Unsung Scientist workshops at Brent Libraries
  • Saturday 19 October: Unsung Scientist workshops at Peckham Library
  • Monday 21 October: Unsung Scientist workshops at Islington Libraries
  • Wednesday October 23: Unsung Scientist workshops at Lambeth Libraries