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"A Day in Space" Writing Contest

Posted by thebalanceofme on 2008.03.18 at 07:56
What would you do if you could spend a day in space? Would you visit the astronauts on the International Space Station? Explore the craters of the Moon or the Valleys on Mars? Maybe you would simply float about and have fun!

Whatever it is that you would do, we want to hear about it. Enter your best story telling us how you would spend a day in space and be considered for one of the cash prizes being awarded to the Top Three entrants in each age category. One lucky winner will win a real Meade Telescope complete with mount and red-dot laser alignment scope - it could be you!

Submission Guidelines:
Entry Fee: $5 to help support the Mission of the SIFUA Foundation
Minimum words: 250
Maximum words: 1,500
Age Groups:
Group I: Current 3rd through 5th Graders
Group II: Current 6th through 8th Graders
All submissions should be double spaced, in a standard 12 point font, titled, “A Day In Space”
All submissions should include an additional page with the following contact information:
Name Grade School Phone Number and Address

All entries must be submitted with the entry fee and mailed to:
SIFUA Foundation, Inc.
c/o A Day In Space
2908 Beverly Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322

Deadline: Entries postmarked after June 1, 2008 will be returned.

The Small Print: Submissions will not be returned, by submitting an entry you agree to SIFUA Foundation, Inc. using said entry in corporate communications and/or electronic format for advertising or any other purposes as allowed by law, relatives, friends, employees, or direct relations of such are not eligible to enter, all decisions are final, all prizes are non-transferable, a minimum number of entrants may be required or deadline extended for all prizes to be fulfilled, the prizes are as follows; Group I – (3) Certificates of Honorable Mention; (1) 3rd Place Prize $10; (1) 2nd Place Prize $15; (1) 1st Place Prize $20; Group II - (3) Certificates of Honorable Mention; (1) 3rd Place Prize $10; (1) 2nd Place Prize $15; (1) 1st Place Prize $20; and (1) Grand Prize Winner wins a Meade Model RB-60 60mm Land and Sky Telescope including tripod, a 25mm eyepiece, a 9mm eyepiece, a 2X Barlow eyepiece, a red-dot viewfinder, and accessory tray, also included is an instructional DVD and AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software on DVD.


valfatale at 2008-10-06 07:07 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, who was the lucky winner of this?
shanekula at 2008-10-08 00:51 (UTC) (Link)
We didn't get any responses. SIFUA has been mothballed until we can get more money raised to support a broader range of programs in the way we need to in order to be successful. With the continuing success of DNL, this may be within the next two years.

I hope so because there are so many exciting things happening in space right now.
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