I spy with my little eye, 427 periodic tables! That’s right, we had 427 entries in our #ISpyAPeriodicTable contest. They flooded in from Twitter, Instagram, and our online form. The competition ran from Jan. 4 to Feb. 4 in celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT).
It was a tough task, but the staff at C&EN picked their favorites in the following categories: cupcakes, fashion, historical, housewares, kids and pets, school and office, tiny tables, and other. Scroll down to check them out. You can view the entire pool of submissions we received in the interactive table at the bottom.
Now it’s your turn to vote. Select your favorite among the category winners by participating in our poll. The winner—the readers’ choice—will be announced March 4 and will receive a grand prize: a periodic table wall clock from our collaborator, ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett. All other winners will receive a special periodic table travel mug.