The Biomedia Meltdown Competition (KS3)

Are you a KS3 teacher in London? Then join us for the BioMedia Meltdown Competition, back for its fourth year!

Accessible to KS3 students of all abilities and interests, why not be a part of the BioMedia Meltdown Competition and ask your students to produce a piece of creative media linked to natural history? The competition gives students the opportunity to show off their understanding of science using their creative skills, and win some amazing prizes.

Entries will be accepted in a wide variety of media (including videos, infographics, street art, mixed media, dance, poetry, short stories, photography, sculptures, songs and paintings etc.) and you could explore a range of scientific ideas such as food webs, human food security, extinction, natural selection, biodiversity or gene banks. We love anything with a link to Natural History!

Use this presentation to launch the competition with your class or in a KS3 assembly. Give this homework sheet to you KS3 classes.

We also have two brand new creative science workshops that we can deliver for free at your school or community group (more here), from which you are able to submit students' work to the competition. Contact for more information and to book.

Deadline for submissions is February 1st 2019.

All finalists, friends and family will be invited to celebrate their work at The Linnean Society of London, where they will receive their prizes, on March 28th 2019. Schools may also independently submit evidence of their competition entries directly to the CREST Bronze award scheme.

Find more specifics and terms and conditions on entry here

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