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Glowing crystals

It takes nature a long time to create a crystal. But with a little help from this kit, you can accelerate the process and make a glowing crystal in just a few days. The kit includes a learning guide packed full of interesting crystal facts, and a fluorite specimen!

To enter the competition for a crystal-growing kit from UGames (www.ugames.com.au), complete the following paragraph (no more than 100 words). The most creative answer will win.

Crawling between the stalagmites, Skyler reached up to touch a sparkling, red stone embedded in the cave wall…

National Geographic Crystal Lab kit.  UGames Australia logo

How to enter

To be in the running to win this fantastic prize, send us your entry with your name, age, address and Double Helix subscriber number*. Get a parent's permission, ask them to sign each entry, and email your submission to helixassist@csiro.au by 14 April 2020. The best entries in each competition will win the prize.

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  1. To be valid, all entries must include name, address, age of entrant and Double Helix subscriber number.
  2. All entries become the property of CSIRO and will not be returned.
  3. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO.
  4. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance.
  5. Age will be taken into consideration when judging.
  6. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further.
  7. Winners will be notified by mail and the names of competition winners only will be published three issues later.
  8. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes.
  9. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO.
  10. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize.
  11. The closing date for this issue's entries is 14 April 2020.
  12. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work.
  13. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere.
  14. Winners should allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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