This annual contest, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and the National Space Society (NSS) is for all students up to 12th grade (18 years old) from anywhere in the world. Individuals, small teams of two to five, and large teams of six or more are judged separately. Entries are also grouped by age/grade of the oldest contestant for judging. The age groups are 7th and under, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The grand prize is awarded to the best entry regardless of contestant age. Students develop space settlement designs and related materials. These are sent to NASA Ames for judgement. Submissions must be received by March 1.
Contest deadline, prizes and certificates:
•All submissions must be received by March 1, 2016.
•A NASA certificate will be sent via the post office to all participants unless plagiarism is detected.
•The best submission, regardless of category, wins the grand prize, consisting of the space colony submission being placed on the NASA Ames World Wide Web site.
•The National Space Society (NSS) invites all 2016 contest participants to attend the NSS 35th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 18-22 , 2016. Every year, hundreds of contestants attend, along with their parents, teachers, siblings and friends. Special activities for contestants are planned, including: ◦The single highest scoring team or individual attending will receive the NSS Bruce M. Clark, Jr. Memorial Space Settlement Award for $5,000. If a team wins, the sum will be evenly divided amongst them.
◦The highest ranking winners attending will be invited to give oral presentations as time is available.
◦To the extent space is available, all contestants who attend will be invited to display a poster of their work.
◦Special sessions are arranged for contestants, teachers, parents, etc.
Send a hard copy of your entry and two hard copies of a filled out entry form (one firmly attached to your entry and the other loosely attached, perhaps with a paper clip) to:
NASA Ames Research Center
Al Globus/Mail Stop 262-4
Bldg. 262, Rm. 277
Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001
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LABELS: NASA SPACE SETTLEMENT CONTEST, SCIENCE CONTEST