Hap-pea Birthday Mendel!

To help the Genetics Society in celebrating Gregor Mendel’s 200th birthday anniversary on the 20th of July 2022, we invite you to submit artwork based on Mendel’s discovery of the rules of inheritance! The best artwork will be featured on the cover of a special issue of the official journal of the Genetics Society, Heredity, and will win some money.

Who can participate:

Students from primary and secondary schools based in the UK.

How can you participate:

Submit an image of your artwork that depicts Mendel’s work.It can be a drawing, collage, sculpture, or other creative composition. Please send a high-resolution image of your submission, with the artist’s name, age, materials used and school’s name to theteam@genetics.org.uk with the subject line: ‘Hap-pea Birthday Mendel’. Each student can submit up to three pieces of artwork.


13th May 2022


The winning student will get a £100 voucher and their school will get £500 towards science equipment. The winning artwork will also feature in a special issue of Heredity (https://www.nature.com/hdy/), celebrating Mendel’s birthday.


All artworks will be judged by the Genetics Society committee.

If you want to find more about Mendel’s work: