ABS is coordinating a poster competition for the International Statistical Literacy Project 2012-13
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is proud to be the national coordinator of the 2012-13 ISLP Poster Competition. The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) is a section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). They operate to support, create and participate in statistical literacy activities and promotion around the world.
In 2010-11, 891 students from 30 countries participated in the competition, and the ISLP hope to gain more participants this year. So far 17 countries, including Australia, are signed up for the 2012-13 competition.
The aim of the competition is to build students’ ability to define their environment with statistics, and to use statistics as an instrument of learning on a daily basis. Students work in teams of two to three to design a poster on a selected topic of their choosing that ties into this year’s broader topic of agriculture.
The competition is free to enter and is run in three phases:
Schools select and submit their best posters locally;
The national juries select the best posters nationally;
The best posters are then displayed at the international final and the winner is chosen by the international jury.
Winners will be announced at the 59th World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong, China, 25-30 August 2013.
Registration opened on September 3. To register, simply fill in the Registration Form on the ISLP website by 29 March 2013. Posters must be submitted to the ABS for national judging by the 8 March 2013.