Kids’ Astronomy Essay Contest

Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit
If you're 5 to 18 and can write a short astronomy essay, you can send it in for a shot at prizes ranging from $50 to $200. Even better: if you handwrite the essay and include a self-addressed stamped envelope, you're guaranteed to receive a small fragment of a stony meteorite in return.

The lengths are short: no more than 150 words in the age 5–8 category, and 300 words for ages 16–18. 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:
www.dale93108.com/Meteor-Pages/Image0.html.
Sponsored by Dale Lowdermilk / Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit.

6 thoughts on “Kids’ Astronomy Essay Contest

  1. Michelle

    In the exert it mentions about: The lengths are short: no more than 150 words in the age 5–8 category, and 300 words for ages 16–18. WHAT ABOUT AGES 9 – 15? IS THERE A WORD LIMIT TOO?

    Thanks!

  2. Michelle

    In the exert it mentions about: The lengths are short: no more than 150 words in the age 5–8 category, and 300 words for ages 16–18. WHAT ABOUT AGES 9 – 15? IS THERE A WORD LIMIT TOO?

    Thanks!

  3. jennifer

    My daughter entered and received her meteorite piece and is absolutely thrilled. She can’t wait for the next astronomical club meeting to share it. Thanks for doing this.

  4. Emanuel

    Hello,
    I want to know if this same contest is going to be held this year and if so please email me regarding the date and requirements if applicable.
    Thanks
    Emanuel

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