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ANSTO Augmented reality competition

Periodic table photo competition

This science week ANSTO (August 10th - 18th) is running a classroom competition using the ANSTO Periodic Table and our new ANSTO XR app.

WIN $500 worth of classroom resources

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019 (IYPT2019), we challenge classrooms to share your best photo representing the real-world use of any element on the ANSTO periodic table.

The winner will receive a prize of $500 to go towards classroom resources.

There will also be prizes of $100 for two runners-up.

In addition, the best pictures will appear across ANSTO's social media channels.


We want all schools within Australia with an ANSTO periodic table to take the best shot possible and enter the competition! 

How to get involved

  1. Don't have an ANSTO Periodic Table poster? No problem. Download and print one landscape on an A3 sheet and hang on a wall to maximise usability.
  2. Starting August 9th - Download the ANSTO XR app. Checked the supported devices list further below.
  3. Take a group photo of your class using the ANSTO XR app with our Periodic table poster and provide a caption of any elements real-world use. For example, it could be Gold (Au) and a caption of how we use Gold in the real world. Make it creative, use props if you like!
  4. Post your image on social media with a caption and tag us @ANSTO, or send it to

Posting it on social media? Make sure to tag your post with #scienceweek, alongside #ansto #discoveransto

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