It is recommended that you form a national committee to run the competition. This could involve members of teacher associations, statistical faculties, national statistics offices and societies.
The country coordinator is responsible for all aspects of national competition, including:
Obtaining sponsorship (national prizes, etc). For example, local companies often donate some money or goods. National statistics organisations may offer winners a chance to come together to present their posters and maybe arrange some activities for that day. We suggest that you start finding sponsors for prizes as soon as possible.
Promoting publicity in a form suitable for your country. This may be via your own or another website, if you have suitable one. (For example, the material and timetable in Finnish is released in Statistics Finland’s student corner). Try to find events, fairs, newsletters, magazines or mailing lists that you could use to spread the information about the competition. Teacher associations, statistical faculties, offices and societies can be used to contact schools and teachers.
Receiving contact information. You will receive the contact information of the teachers that have registered in Internet from the ISLP Director. If someone does not have Internet available, they can register by sending a letter or calling you. Your task is then to fill the Internet registration form for them or send the information to the ISLP director Reija Helenius.
Informing the participants. After receiving contact information, you should send an information package to participating teachers that includes: general Information, rules, teacher’s notes, judging criteria, guidelines for making a poster, timetable of your competition and instructions for sending the posters to you.
Upload the winning posters from the national competition to the website (instructions are announced later). If you have received physical posters on paper, take a good quality picture or photocopy of them and upload it.
NOTE: If posters are not in English, an English translation must also be supplied. Leave the poster as it is and upload the translation as a separate file.
CLOSING DATE: Posters must be uploaded before 12th May 2013.