Ibn Al-Haytham Social Media Contest #BerlinScienceWeek

Celebrate the Berlin Science Week!

Win an Ibn Al-Haytham Book with 1001 Inventions!

Join the 1001 Inventions social media contest and travel back to fascinating ancient times with Ibn al-Haytham, the 11th-century pioneer from Arabia, who made remarkable contributions to the understanding of light, optics and vision.

Through a fun-filled journey of learning contestants will be introduced to the extraordinary story of a lesser-known pioneer of science while understanding the secrets of optical illusions, exploring how 3D glasses work and creating their very own camera obscura.

How to Enter?

(1) WATCH the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” short film: https://bit.ly/2WWGDLT starring Omar Sharif (available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French German, French and Spanish).

(2) MAKE one fun STEM ACTIVITY from the Educational Guide: https://bit.ly/34a5lvS

(3) SHARE a photo on TWITTER of yourself, your family or students watching the film and/or running one of the exciting science activities tagging @1001inventions and using the hashtags #BerlinScienceWeek and #IbnAlHaytham.

The Prize:

A free copy of the “Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” book published by 1001 Inventions in partnership with National Geographic Kids and Peter Delius Verlag (for the German edition). 


The contest is open to families and educators worldwide. This Contest is not open for children under the age of 16. Contestants must be legal guardians or teachers/caregivers having parental consent to post photos of children. Photos taken from behind will also be accepted.


The Contest begins on 1 November and ends on 10 November 2020.

Winner Selection:

At the end of the contest period, 10 winners will be selected randomly and notified before November 16, 2020.

Competition Rules:

Read full terms here: berlinsciweek2020-terms

Warning: The “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” Social Media Contest contest is not affiliated with or sponsored by Twitter.

Who was Ibn Al-Haytham? Find out more… www.IbnAlHaytham.com

1001 Meals