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International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) Poster Competition 2012-13


ABS Education Services is proud to coordinate the 2012-13 ISLP Poster Competition for Australia. The team from Education Services welcomes your students’ poster submissions, and looks forward to sending on national entries to the international competition.

What is the ISLP Poster Competition?

The ISLP Poster Competition is open to students across the world every two years. The goal of the competition is to ‘improve students’ abilities in describing their environment with help of statistics and in using statistics as a tool for learning about their lives on a daily basis’.

The competition involves teams of students producing a poster on a topic chosen by the ISLP coordinators. Teachers are pivotal in registering the student teams’ participation and submitting student posters for judging at the national level, before national winners are passed on to the international competition.

The theme for the 2012-13 competition is Agriculture. Students have the autonomy to choose the topic of their poster within this overarching topic.

Prizes for winning the Australian part of the ISLP poster competition are:

students born in 1997 or younger (years 5-9): polydron magnetic shape set for participating students group, and a polydron magnetic shape set for school (total value: $439.78)

students born in 1994 or younger (years 10-12): 3 x magnetic shape sets for participating students group, and a polydron magnetic shape set for school (total value: $615.56)

Who can participate?

Students must participate in teams, of two to three students (individual entries are not permitted). There are two team categories – schools are welcome to submit entries in both categories (where possible):

students born in 1997 or later (e.g. middle school students, years 5-9)

students born in 1994 or later (e.g. senior school students, years 10-12)

Entry into the competition is free and available to all Australian school students who fit into one of the above categories. Please note that students can only compete in one team and submit one poster.

Registration is now open! Teachers must register each team of students individually. Simply access this link to the Registration Form. If you have students participating in both age categories, you will need to fill out two separate registration forms.

How does it work?

1. Teachers register student teams (see ‘Who can participate?’ above)

2. Students complete their poster (see ‘Key Documents’ below for guidelines)

3. Teachers submit posters to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as the national coordinator, for national judging – no later than 26 April 2013 (see ‘Poster Submission’ below for details).

4. The ABS will select one winner for each category – these national winning posters will then be sent by the ABS to the ISLP as Australia’s entries into the international competition – no later than 12 May 2013.

5. National winners’ posters will be displayed at the 59th World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong, China in August 2013. International winners will be announced at the Congress.

What do I need to do to get my students involved?

1. Decide how you can incorporate this poster competition into your classroom.

2. Ensure you are familiar with the rules and theme of the competition, as well as key submission dates.

3. Assist students to select teams, poster topic and poster type (hard copy or digital).

4. Register your student team/s online.

5. Download the Assessment Rubric.

6. Submit your student team/s poster/s to the ABS by the due date.

Poster Submission

Posters for the national (Australian) competition must be submitted to the ABS. Posters can be either hard copy or digital in format. Please use the following information to submit posters, depending on poster type:

Hard copy posters - send to:

Education Services, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 2796, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001.

Please ensure you include details of the entrants including: team members’ names, school name and contact details, teacher’s name and contact details, competition category (1994 or later, 1997 or later)

Digital posters - email to: education@abs.gov.au

Please ensure you put the following in the subject line: ISLP Poster Competition Entry.

Please ensure you include details of the entrants including: team members’ names, school name and contact details, teacher’s name and contact details, competition category (1994 or later, 1997 or later)

Please note that ABS is unfortunately unable to return original copies of submitted work.

Key dates

Registration: opens 3 September 2012.

Submission of posters for national judging: 26 April 2013

Judging of Australian posters: 29 April to 3 May 2013

Successful national competition winners submitted to ISLP: 12 May 2013.

Successful national competition winners notified: June 2013.

Key documents

Competition Rules

Guidelines for Making Statistical Posters

Teacher Notes

ISLP Poster Competition Website




Download flyer as a PDF Document:

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Download Assessment Rubric as a RTF Document:



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