University of Wisconsin–Madison

Prizes

There are two sets of identical prizes – one set for the middle school students and another for the high school students.

Middle schools:

The crystals will be judged in three categories:

1. Best Overall Crystal – 1st prize ($200), 2nd prize ($100), 3rd prize ($50)
2. Best Quality Crystal – 1st prize ($200)
3. Best Teacher’s Crystal – 1st prize ($100)

A separate category with its own prizes is Crystal-inspired art (details on the “Crystal art judging” tab) – 1st prize ($100), 2nd prize ($50) and 3rd prize ($50).

High schools:

The crystals will be judged in three categories:

1. Best Overall Crystal – 1st prize ($200), 2nd prize ($100), 3rd prize ($50)
2. Best Quality Crystal – 1st prize ($200)
3. Best Teacher’s Crystal – 1st prize ($100)

A separate category with its own prizes is Crystal-inspired art (details on the “Crystal art judging” tab) – 1st prize ($100), 2nd prize ($50) and 3rd prize ($50).

The following applies to all participants:

Students will win cash awards and will receive books and individual certificates as personal prizes.

All participants will be invited to a reception at University of Wisconsin-Madison and to receive prizes in May, 2017.

In addition, the best crystals will become part of a permanent display at the Molecular Structure Laboratory at UW-Madison.

The crystal growing period is from March 1 to April 30, 2017. The judging will take place on May 12, 2017 by a panel of 7 judges.