The lengths are short: no more than 150 words in the age 58 category, and 300 words for ages 1618. Maybe you make blog and newsgroup posts that long without a second thought. Give one a second thought, and a little extra research and polishing, and it could pay off.
The contest ends Dec. 21, 2008. Information:
Sponsored by Dale Lowdermilk / Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit.