The competition was run by Maths Inspiration, who organise maths lecture events in theatres around the country featuring speakers such as the writer and TV broadcaster Simon Singh and rock guitarist Mark Lewney. The
competition, sponsored by Hewlett Packard, was open to all the 6,000 who attended the shows last autumn. Rebecca's entry, entitled "Box and whiskers", depicts a cat being measured for its level of cuteness, and is a
play on box and whiskers diagrams that will be familiar to any GCSE maths pupil.
Rob Eastaway, the Director of Maths Inspiration, commented:
"Our shows aim to prove there's more to maths than just taking exams, and humour is an important part of how we present maths. Rebecca's entry really caught the spirit of what we are trying to achieve."
Rebecca wins £200 and a signed copy of Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh, while her school receives two top-of-the range Hewlett Packard graphing calculators.
Winner and runners-up photos at: http://on.fb.me/MathsInspirationPhotoComp