News 5 Feb 2020

International Statistical Poster Competition started – register to the competition

The International Statistical Poster Competition for 2020 to 2021 intended for students has been launched for the seventh time. The objective of the competition is to promote the use of social information and critical statistical literacy among young people and university students.

The task is to tell an interesting story using statistical tools and present the progress of the study and results in a statistical poster. The task is suitable for many school subjects and for phenomenon-based learning or project weeks, for example.

The theme of the statistical poster competition is the environment, biology or sustainable development. The competition has three categories: lower secondary school, upper secondary school/upper secondary students and university of applied sciences/university students studying for a bachelor's degree.

Competition stages

Students prepare a statistical poster in groups of two to five persons on the topic of the environment and sustainable development. The best work of the educational institution is sent to Statistics Finland to be assessed by Finland’s national jury. Participation is free. The deadline for the competition entries is 1 February 2021, so it is possible to take part in the competition with several groups. The statistical poster can be made in your own language or English.

The winners of the Finnish competition will be announced by 26 February 2021 and the winning entries of each category are sent to be assessed by an international jury.

The international jury will choose the winners of the different categories in summer 2021. The best statistical posters will be displayed at the ISI (International Statistical Institute) 63rd World Statistics Conference in the Netherlands in July 2021.

Money and product prizes are awarded in the national competition. The prizes of the international competition for participants in the lower secondary school and upper secondary school categories are: First prize EUR 450, second prize EUR 350, third prize EUR 200 per group. The winner of the university category is awarded EUR 1,000.

Finland’s national competition is organised in cooperation between Statistics Finland, the Finnish Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics (MAOL), and the Finnish Statistical Society. The international competition is arranged by the ISLP (International Statistical Literacy Project) that promotes statistical literacy internationally.

Further information about the competition

Register to the competition using the registration form (in Finnish):
Registration form for lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools/upper secondary education institutions

Registration form for university/university of applied sciences

See the competition flyer, guidelines for making a statistical poster, competition rules, and teacher’s notes (PDF documents)

Learn more from the ISLP pages 

Contact information:
Jaana Kesti, Finland’s ISLP Country Coordinator +358 29 551 2267, Reija Helenius, Head of Development +358 29 551 3677,