The IMA Maths Careers website has launched its annual poster competition. This time in collaboration with the British Museum’s Citi Money Gallery and part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth, the competition asks entrants to design a single global currency:
Imagine there was a single global currency; what would it look like? How big would it be? What would it be worth?
Your poster should be a pitch to the ‘Bank of the planet Earth’, outlining why your design should be commissioned for minting. The poster must include:
- The obverse and reverse design for the coin or note
- Technical specifications (dimensions, weight and material)
- The exchange rate to pounds sterling (GBP) and two other currencies with the conversion method shown
The poster should be no larger than A4. Colour may be used in coin designs for effect. There are three age categories: 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19. One entry per person per category only is allowed.
The main prize in each age group is an Android tablet and family tickets to the latest exhibition at the British Museum. The deadline for entries is midnight on 15th January, 2014.
Full rules and to submit entries: Poster Competition 2013 / 2014 at Maths Careers.
via Colin Wright on Twitter