International artwork and letter
SPACE MAIL DELIVERY SERVICE
represent student dreams and aspirations of a future environmentally friendly
World. Winning artworks and letters will fly aboard NASA Space shuttle STS-120
and on their return be presented to the Prime Minister of Australia by
Astronauts Commander Pamela Melroy and Dr Scott Parazynski and the winning
Our Future Our Earth
Space Mail aims
are to give students the opportunity to participate in an education program that
enables them to express their thoughts and feelings about environmental issues
and a chance to show their interests and talents outside the traditional
academic areas. Students will compete within three different grade levels; years
3-6, 7-9 and 10-12. The winners from each grade level in both the stamp artwork
and letter writing competition will fly into space aboard STS-120 and on their
return will be presented to the Prime Minister of Australia.
Students in grades
3 to 6 will design a stamp with an International environmental theme and
describe within 50 words what their artwork illustrates.
from grades 7 to 12 will submit a single sided A4 letter that best describes
their dreams and aspirations of a future environmentally friendly world. All
letters are to be addressed to the Australian Prime Minister.
Our Future Our
students with the opportunity to:
elements of nature that have visual appeal
symbols to represent the theme of space
skills in planning and capturing an image
perfect photographic skills
idea into a completed work
ability to evaluate their own work
opportunity to involve students in an exciting and educational program to:
their thinking in different ways of representing a particular theme
students to explore art as a means of personal communication and expression
their interest in the use of sequences of drawings to convey a message
students to investigate their contemporary world and imaginary dreams
self-direction when students are making choices about their work
Competition commences on April 2nd and closes on July 27th 2007.
Send all entries to YASSA, PO Box 572, Winston Hills, NSW 2453
The program will
run in six phases:
Students to complete their work and submit work to their individual schools.
Individual schools to select the
best in each category and submit to their State Science Teachers Association.
Each Science Teachers Association submits the best three entries in each grade
level to Young Astronauts Space Schools Australia (YASSA) for final
YASSA expert selection panel will
select the five best letters and five best stamps.
YASSA will submit the winning entries to NASA Astronauts, Commander Pamela
Melroy and Dr Scott Parazynski who will then take them into space aboard
On their return to earth the NASA Astronauts and the winning students will then
present their entries to the Prime Minister of Australia.
winners will personally present their winning entries to the Prime Minister
national winner will receive a unique NASA montage
Astronauts will visit winning students individual schools to personally
present their montage
winners will receive a personal invitation to witness their work launched
into space aboard shuttle STS-120
winning state and territories entries will each receive an Authentic STS
flight mission patch and specially signed photo’s of NASA Astronauts
Commander Pamela Melroy and Dr Scott Parazynski
who enter the competition will automatically go into a draw to win a school
visit from a Astronaut
be announced during the AISS to be held in Canberra July 2007
Space Mail Registration form.doc