|In the interests of full disclosure… I’m working with one of the judges, Peter McOwan, on the EPSRC-funded CHI+MED project (this is part of my work with UCL, not to do with Diabetes UK). It’s a six year project grant with research taking place at four universities and we want to make medical devices safer.
More information on the CHI+MED project here http://www.chi-med.ac.uk
I have zero involvement with the competition below however.
Good luck 🙂
Cosmic Futures / CosmOnline
http://www.cosmonline.co.uk/cosmic-futures Text copied from their website as one day it’ll probably disappear from there – there’s no formal job description though.
What do you have to do?
With tips and advice from experts, you are challenged to create your own article, poster or photo essay that tells the general public that: The British Space Industry is going places.
You will need to create an exciting and interesting poster, article or photoessay that best describes how the British are at the forefront of Space science.
The work you create will be judged by an expert panel and you could win an exciting range of prizes, including books signed by British-born astronauts, Piers Sellers and Richard Garriott and the chance to see how a real newsroom works at the Metro Newspaper. Our top prize is the opportunity to create an exciting new magazine.
What can you win?
The ten best entrants will win some amazing money-can’t-buy opportunities… up for grabs are:
The opportunity to work with top scientists and media professionals to create a full-colour magazine!
A VIP tour of the Science Museum, London
A look around a working newspaper office at the headquaters of the Metro Newspaper in London
??100 towards your travel expenses for the day
A Dorling Kindersley Space Encyclopedia signed by astronauts Dr Piers Sellers and Richard Garriott
Tickets to Royal Observatory Greenwich and a goody bag from the Royal Astronomical Society
A visit to the House of Commons to receive your certificates at the Christmas Reception of The Parliamentary Space Commitee
What are we expecting?
What ever you create, your entry needs to attractive, easy to understand and accurate. You can focus on one British project (such as Skylon), or you can talk about lots of different projects.
Remember, whatever you submit must be your own work ??? anything that infringes someone elses copyright will be removed from the competition
We are looking for entries which:
Judging will be carried out by an expert panel which will includes Ben Gilliland from CosmOnline, Professor Peter McOwan from Queen Mary University of London, Jeremy Curtis from UK Space Agency, Heather MacRae from Venture Thinking.
Who Can Enter?
Anyone aged 8 -18 (as of December 31, 2010) who is able to provide an exciting and interesting poster, article or photo essay that best describes how the British are at the forefront of Space science.
How To Enter
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries need to be accompanied by an entry form (download here).
You may submit you entry as a Microsoft Word file (best for stories), jpeg (best for photos) or pdf (best for posters).
All entries must be received by midday GMT on May 20, 2011
Click here to read the competition rules and the terms and conditions
If you don’t have access to a scanner (or are having trouble emailing your entry) you can sent via post to:
This competition has been made possible thanks to the support of: