K-12 students invited to enter Artemis Moon Pod essay contest

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller has shared an opportunity for kids to enter the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.

The contest, open to U.S. students in grades K-12, launches on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and runs through Dec. 17, 2020, challenging participants to imagine leading a one-week expedition to the Moon’s South Pole.

To enter the contest, students must submit their essays by Dec 17. The essays will be divided into three groups, for judging by grade level – K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Make sure to check out the full list of contest details, including that your essay should be no more than 100 words (grades K-4), 200 words (grades 5-8), or 300 words (grades 9-12).  Students can sign up individually at the contest site or teachers can register their entire class.

Every student who submits an essay will receive an official certificate and be invited to a NASA virtual event featuring an astronaut! Semifinalists will be invited to represent their state or territory in a series of Artemis Explorer sessions with NASA experts. Nine finalists will have the opportunity to travel with a parent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center next summer to learn about lunar exploration. The national winner in each grade division will win a family trip to see the first Artemis flight test, watching the most-powerful rocket in the world launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

To enter, visit this link:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/stem/artemis-essay-contest/

This link also has an inspiring 1 and a half-minute video to get students excited.