National Science Week in Victoria is running a Science Mini-Zine Competition.
We would like to invite you to participate in and help promote this event.
Please post this event on your website and encourage members of your
organisation to participate. We look forward to seeing some amazing
mini-zines from all around Australia.
Science Mini-Zine Competition
Think you're more artist than scientist? Let art and science combine to form
As part of National Science Week (Aug 14-22) Australians are being asked to
make their own science mini magazines or zines.
Often handwritten, and produced by photocopy, zines enable their authors to
"rearrange" other media. There is a growing movement to use zines to promote
science to those who thinks it's boring, un-cool or even irrelevant.
A mini-zine is a short booklet made from a single A4 page you can publish
yourself about something you feel passionate about.
This year the National Science Week Coordinating Committee (Victoria)
invites you to design your own zine and enter our competition. Winners will
have their zine distributed at National Science Week events in Victoria.
Print out a zine, fold and cut along the edges, and presto: a short and
nifty guide to the science of cephalopods, protein structures, DNA-based
computing, or the human gut.
Grab your zine template here: www.andrewyang.com/zines/ZineTemplate.pdf
And zine folding instructions here: www.andrewyang.com/how2fold.pdf
What to write about?
Something scientific that you think is interesting, bizarre, funny or
profound. Something that you think is worth writing or drawing about. Think
of a great science story and tell it.
* The chance to have dinner with a scientist in your area of interest.
* A subscription to COSMOS magazine
* A crocheted brain and many more!
Contest deadline: Entries must be in our inbox by July 31st 2010.
Include your full name, suburb, phone number, category and age in the email
PDF Entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest winners: Winners of the competition will have their mini-zine
printed and distributed in Melbourne/Victoria during National Science Week,
so don't forget to sign your mini-zine!
Open (for anyone and everyone)
For more information check out: www.re-science.org.au