It's time for the results of our 2010 poster competition...

Click here to see some of the entries.


People were invited to design cinema-style posters inspired by our videos.

Then our panel of 18 judges cast their votes (see below for judges).

The winner was Katja Virtanen, from Finland, with a poster inspired by the movie E.T.

She won the "plated watch" from our recent gold video and a tie signed by The Professor.

There was a three-way tie for second place (honestly!) between Paal Remme (from Norway), Amy Martin (from San Francisco, USA) and Anniryn Armstrong (also from the USA).

They also won signed ties from The Professor's chief supplier -

We received many great entries and the judges were very impressed. Many commented how difficult it was to decide winners.

Click here to see a small selection of our favourites (includinging the prize winners).

More great posters

Our judging panel:

Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham

Emma Leech, Director of Communications and Marketing

Tim Utton and Tara DeCozar (from the university communications team)

The Periodic Table of Videos team: Martyn Poliakoff, Pete Licence, Debbie Kays, Steve Liddle, Sam Tang, Neil Barnes, Darren Walsh, Rob Stockman, John Moses and Brady Haran

Special guests Peter H (film expert), Colin J (friend to our site), Bengu A (friend to our site) and Kylie P (Mrs Periodic Videos)

PTOV is created by video journalist Brady Haran working with chemists at The University of Nottingham