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Space Settlement Contest
Hyperion Space Settlement - 2011 Grand Prize winner Click image for full resolution
"Hyperion Space Settlement," 2011 Grand Prize. Punjab, India. Design team: Gaurav Kumar, Deepak Talwar, Harman Jot Singh Walia, Mahiyal B. Singh, Kaenat Seth, Ishaan Mehta, and Navdeep Singh Makkar. The team also won the NSS Bruce M. Clark, Jr. Memorial Space Settlement Award.
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Aresam - 2010 Grand Prize entry Click image for full resolution
"Aresam," 2010 Grand Prize. Durango High School. Colorado, United States. Design team: The Durango Aerospace Design Team under the instruction of Mr. Daniel Gamer.
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Judging for the Space Settlement Contest took place on March 27th and 28th. The initial results of the 2013 contest should be accessible from this webpage by April 1st, 2013. The certificates should be mailed by the US postal service by early May.

This annual contest, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and the National Space Society is for all students up to 12th grade (18 years old) from anywhere in the world. Individuals, small teams of two to six, and large teams of seven 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 regarless 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 15, 2013.

Teachers are encouraged to use this contest as part of their curriculum. See the Space Settlement Design Teacher's Page and the Space Settlement page.

Contest prizes and certificates:

All participants will receive a certificate. Submissions must be received by March 15, 2013. 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.

All 2013 contest participants are invited to attend the NSS 32nd annual International Space Development Conference in San Diego, CA May 23-27, 2013.

For a complete outline of the rules and regulations for this contest, please visit: http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/


Send a hard copy of your entry and two hard copies of a filled out entry form (one attached to your entry and the other separate) to:

NASA Ames Research Center
Al Globus/Mail Stop 262-4
Bldg. 262, Rm. 277
Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001

Entries must arrive by March 15, 2013.

NOTE: we do not send verification that entries have been received. Please don't ask for one. If you want to know if the entry has arrived, use a service that requires a signature.

For information about rules, regulations and submissions pertaining to NASA's 2013 Space Settlement Contest, please visit: http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/