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Guide for ISLP Country Coordinators

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If you require any clarifications, please contact the ISLP Directors: Reija Helenius (reija.helenius@stat.fi), Steve MacFeely (steve.macfeely@unctad.org), Pedro Campos (pedro.campos@ine.pt) or Adriana D'Amelio (estat06@hotmail.com). You can contact Adriana or Pedro in Spanish, and Pedro also in Portuguese.

The competition - Coordinator’s responsibilities

It is recommended that you convene a committee to run the national competition. Typically this might include members of teacher associations, statistical faculties, national statistics offices and other statistical or educational societies.

National competition

The country coordinator is responsible for all aspects of national competition, including:

  • Informing ISLP Project member Jaana Kesti (jaana.kesti@stat.fi) by email if you are arranging a competition in your country.
  • Collecting registrations from your own country.
  • 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.
  • Translating the competition material into your native language(s). The original documents are in English.
  • Structure of competition can follow suggested model (best posters from schools to national final) or have some regional phase in the middle (might be good for larger countries) or another structure of your choosing.
  • The timetable is available on the website, but these can be tailored to suit calendars in your country. However, the deadline for registration of students in the competition is 1st February 2019. NOTE: National winners must be selected and uploaded to the website by 30th March 2019. The instructions will be published later.
  • Promotion/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 published 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.
  • Informing the participants. After receiving contact information, you should send, or make available on a website, an information package for participating teachers that includes:
General Information;
Teacher’s notes;
Judging criteria;
Guidelines for making a poster;
Timetable of your competition; and
Instructions on how to send posters to you
  • Inform Jaana Kesti (jaana.kesti@stat.fi) on the total number of participants in your country.
  • Judging of national winners. It is suggested that a jury of 2–4 persons from different areas of statistics (professor/school teacher/worker in statistics office/environment expert/etc) is formed. You can also be a member of the jury. Note that the members of the jury are disqualified from judging their family member's work. The judging criteria for the international competition are on the ISLP website.

Sending the winning posters to ISLP

Upload the winning posters from the national competition to the website (instructions will be announced later). If you have received physical posters on paper, take a good quality (high resolution) digital picture, or scan the poster (at 300 DPI minimum) and upload it. We must receive high-quality files in order to be able to re-print them if they win, or for use in teacher workshops.

NOTE: If posters are not in English, an English translation must also be supplied. That is, upload the original poster as is, and also upload the translation as a separate file.

CLOSING DATE: Posters must be uploaded before 30th March 2019.