2019 is The International Year of the Periodic Table, and to celebrate we are holding an Explosive Chemistry Competition!

How To Enter

Send us a photo or a video of a chemical reaction taking place somewhere in or around your house. It could be something cooking, something burning or even an actual experiment - any process where a new substance is formed. Along with your image(s), send us a short explanation of what is happening in the photo/video. 

Send us your entry by email or snail mail. 

Email entries to:

[email protected]

Or send entries via snail mail to:
Mad About Science Competitions,
1A/981 Mountain Highway
Boronia, VIC, 3155


Our Dino prize pack includes everything in the photo above: one 

1 x Horrible Science Explosive Experiments Kit

1 x Chemistry 60 Kit 

1 x Periodic Table Fridge Magnets

Total prize pool is valued at over $100.

Competition Dates

Entries must be received by 12pm Friday August 2, 2019.

The winner will be notified by Firday August 30, and published on this compeition page.  Please allow up to 4 weeks from the date of notification for your prize to arrive by mail

Terms & Conditions 

1. By entering this competition you agree to the terms and conditions listed here. 2. All entries must include name, email, postal address and age of entrant. 3. Entries are judged on merit alone and not by chance. 4. All entries will become the property of Mad About Science and will not be returned. 5. Entering the competition assigns copyright to Mad About Science. 6. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 7. All decisions on winners are final. 8. Winners will be notified by post or email, and will be published on this Mad About Science competition page. 9. Mad About Science will not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 10. Any change in the value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of Mad About Science. 11. In the case the prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, Mad About Science will send an alternative prize. 12. The closing date for compeitions are listed in the competition description. 13. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work. 14. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elswhere. 15. Winners should allow four weeks for prize delivery. 16. Your personal details will not be shared with anyone. 17. Entry is restricted to Australian residents only.