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Observational Drawing

Preparing Your Entry
  • Make a scientific observational drawings that shows the theme: “A piece of scientific equipment”
  • Drawing to be done in pencil on A4 paper
  • No shading
  • Dots and lines allowed
  • A scale must be shown
  • Name, year level and school to be written inside a blank 20mm margin at the bottom of the A4 page
Submitting Your Entry by July 7th
  • Only one entry per person
  • Drawings must be submitted in jpg/jpeg format
  • The filename must be in the following format: section code – school year – school code. For example, if you are in year 10, and you go to Spotswood College, your filename would be: OD-10-SPC. Your name will be added automatically
  • Please scan and upload your entry file. Before you upload it you will need to check it’s in the correct jpeg format, and rename it
Observational Drawing

Provided is an example of a 2021 winning entry by Naomi Landreth (Yr 9) 

2021 Theme: Driftwood

Our Judge’s Tips

Visually describe what you see, supporting both scientific observation and critical thinking skills. Scientific drawing is a lesson in seeing (observation) as well as in drawing

Use pencil, eraser, ruler, pencil sharpener

Include magnification if a microscopic drawing or a scale if a macroscopic drawing

Use only lines or dots to inform your drawing, tone can be created using these two elements