BIS WSW UK Children’s Competition

Enter the World Space Week UK Children’s Competition, marking the Women In Space theme for 2021!

With three separate categories for artwork, video and writing (aimed at 4-6, 7-10, and 11-16 year olds), the competition will allow children the chance to learn more and express what this theme means to them.  With some fantastic prizes from the BIS and our supporters, find out more now!

Women in Space might be astronauts, mathematicians, engineers, scientists, lawyers, leaders, or women in any setting furthering space exploration.

Note that whilst the suggested age ranges are below, each competition is open to all ages between 4-16.  You can only enter one of the three categories, so choose carefully.

4-6 YEARS OLD: ARTWORK

Create a piece of artwork of women in space.

Develop your own ideas of what ‘Women in Space’ means to you and express it in a creative way.

Guidelines:

You must submit a digital file, which could be a photograph or scan – the original piece can be any medium.

The resolution of the final file must not exceed 2MB. 

Please keep the original piece until the close of the competition.

4-6 AGE RANGE PRIZE

Lego Disney in Space

7-10 YEARS OLD: VIDEO

Create a celebration video of women in space, to be shown during WSW2021.

Celebrate a specific ‘woman in space’ who can be a role model to others.

The aim of the video is to inspire others about the space industry and the role of women within the space community.

Guidelines:

Must be filmed in landscape format. 

Maximum of 30 seconds. 

File must not exceed 10MB.

7-10 AGE RANGE PRIZE

Lego Space Shuttle

11-16 YEARS OLD: WRITING

Write a Wikipedia entry for a woman in space who doesn’t already have one.

The aim is to highlight the less well-known inspirational women in the space industry and to provide more diversity and inspiration online, for future women in space.

Guidelines: 

Entries should focus on a specific woman who is an inspiring role-model because they:

  • Have contributed to the world of space/science (past)
  • Are currently contributing (present)
  • Are the rising stars of space/science (future)

Entries must include all the research sources used for reference (e.g. book with titles and authors, or full links to webpages).

Maximum word count: 1000 words

11-16 AGE RANGE PRIZE

EXPERT Lego ISS

JUDGES’ PRIZE FOR THE BEST ENTRY ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES

A very special personal message from an astronaut

SCHOOL PRIZE: FOR THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST ENTRIES FROM PUPILS

Personalised video message from an astronaut (to be shown during assembly during WSW2021 4-10 Oct)

 

Chosen your category?  You can enter below!

You should ask your parent or guardian to read the full terms and conditions here, but please note these important points:

  • By entering, your parent is consenting to your work being used by the British Interplanetary Society on our website, social media and other resources, with credit to you as the writer or artist.
  • You should not enter by post.  Anything you send by post won’t be judged and won’t be returned to you.  Please use the form below.
  • You can only enter if you have a UK postal address, and entrants must be aged between 4 years old and 16 years old as at 30th June 2021.
  • If you go to school, you can enter the school name below to count towards their entry numbers.  If you are home-educated, please enter that in the box.
  • Prizes are by age, not by category.  If you enter a category not targetted at your age range and you win, you will win the prize for your age.  There are no transfers or cash alternatives.
  • The judges decision is entirely final.  Please check the Terms and Conditions for other rules.
  • ENTRIES CLOSE 31ST AUGUST 2021 AT 23.59 BRITISH SUMMER TIME.  Entries received after this will not be judged.