What difference does space make to our lives and what changes will it bring
about in the future? These are two of the questions that Eurisy and UNESCO are
asking young people to consider in an international essay competition called
"Space in our lives".

A good knowledge about space today is needed as well as plenty of creativity in
order to imagine what the future may bring. Entries will be judged on the grasp
shown of the topic, originality, creativity and the use of resource materials.
The competition is open to all young people aged between 11 and 15 and closes on
30 April.

Some advice from the organisers: think about the role of space in everyday life
and its contribution to social, economic and cultural development, then discuss
ideas with family and teachers, and try to learn as much as possible from books,
magazines and websites concerned with space, such as that of ESA.

Entries written in most European languages are eligible, as focal points have
been set up to translate essays into English or French for judging. Winners of
the first and second prizes will receive a camera, and the third prize is a pair
of binoculars.

More information on the competition rules can be found on the site of Eurisy,
the European organisation set up to promote education and information activities
on space technology and its applications.

Related links

* Eurisy

* ESA Education

* ESA’s Aurora Programme

* ESA’s Living Planet Programme

* ESA Science

* ESA Human Spaceflight

* ESA’s Navigation homepage

Image for Eurisy/UNESCO international essay competition on Space in our lives.

Credits: Sarepta – Norwegian Space Agency