New Elements Contest

Design new elemental tiles for the Periodic Table Project

Four new periodic table element tilesIn 2011, we invited Chem 13 News’ readers to have their students artistically express an element on a 6” x 6” tile for the Periodic Table Project to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. In 2013 we had a design contest for flerovium (Fl) and livermorium (Lv). If you did not have a chance to participate, here is another opportunity. Now the contest is to design an elemental tile for each of the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). The top entries will be featured in the upcoming issues of Chem 13 News and will be chosen based on creativity, research and artistic expression. The final winners will be decided by a readers vote. More information about the voting process will follow.

  • Submit high-resolution, full-colour 6" by 6" square with symbol and number clearly displayed along with a 100-word description.
  • Winning designs will be added to the Periodic Table Project mobile app and the poster for international distribution.
  • The contest submission deadline is March 31, 2017 (deadline has been extended to allow second semester students to participate).

See the New Elements Contest submission form page for additional submission parameters and to submit your contest entry.

Chem 13 News Magazine has been displaying some of the early submissions to the contest on Twitter. See a compilation of these submissions on the New Elements Contest early submissions webpage.

Periodic Table Project with new elements

Periodic Table Project Poster with the four newly named elements in place.

Free Periodic Table Project app (iOS and Android)

Periodic Table Project iconNeed inspiration?  Have your students download or update the Periodic Table Project app on their mobile device. The elemental data relevant to the high school students are given along with the reasoning behind the design of each tile. Great for the classroom. The newly named elements are in place, but the tiles have yet to be designed. Links have been added, so it is easy to find the submission page for the contest. Have your students’ design included on this mobile app!