Odysseus II Contest for Skywalkers provides pupils from 7 to 13 years old an opportunity to think about space exploration, by creating a picture that relates to the themes of the contest. Ready to take the challenge?
Pupils born on or between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2010 are invited to prepare individually a “picture” that relates to one of the following themes:
(e.g. How does Earth look from the surface of the Moon and the surface of Venus)
(e.g. Walking on a comet)
(e.g. Mars satellite Phobos crashes on Mars)
(e.g. Make a drawing of a civilization that has developed a very high technological standard)
* This list is not exhaustive and any other development of ideas within the framework of the selected themes could be displayed based on the imagination of the pupils.
The term “picture” can apply to artwork created by any medium either manually (drawing, painting, mosaics etc.) or electronically (photographs, drawings made with computer design programs etc.). Pictures not created electronically must be scanned and uploaded in one of the approved formats.
Their entry must be submitted by an adult (by their teacher, family member or youth leader) online through the Odysseus II website.
An iPad tablet and space related e-books and applications
“European Youth Space Ambassador” diploma
A Dobsonian-style small telescope
A cash equivalent cannot be substituted for the prizes.
In the Skywalker category all submissions will be judged by a jury panel of educators, artists and space sector personalities
Submitted pictures will be assessed based upon the following criteria:
Odysseus II is a European project, funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is the organization of a pan-European contest for pupils and students between the age of seven (7) and twenty-two (22) years on Space exploration and Space science. Although a pan-European contest pupils and students from non-EU countries could also participate.
You can REGISTER a pupil by submitting your email and your selected password in the relevant section of the Odysseus II Contest website. After entering your email and password you should select the category Skywalkers and accept the rules of the Odysseus II contest. You must verify your account by clicking to the link that you will automatically receive by email. Then you should LOGIN and fill in your details and the details of the pupil in the form provided.
Yes, the parent or the legal guardian should sign and provide a parental consent form allowing the pupil to participate in the Odysseus II contest and agreeing on the rules of the contest. In order to be eligible a pupil to participate the registration should be done before the 31st of March 2017.
Participants on Skywalker category should have been born on or between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2010.
You must have registered, then logged in to upload the entry by clicking on the Submit your Entry link.
No, you can submit only one entry per contestant. But you may submit up to fifty (50) pictures from fifty (50) different Skywalker contestants, so long as the parental consent is given for each one. This applies perfectly for teachers with big classes.
There is a “Forgot Your Password” link on the Log in page. Click on that and a new password will be sent to your registered e-mail address for Odysseus II account.
You need to submit the entry from 1st September 2016 until 23:59:59 CET of 31st March 2017. The Odysseus Contest II organizers recommend that you submit your entry upon completion without waiting until the deadline date.
Yes; you should follow the instructions provided in the Submit your Entry link. If you have any questions or if you need help in uploading an entry, please fill in and submit the contact form and the organizers will help you securing that your entry will be uploaded appropriately.
Yes, all entries could be viewed on the Odysseus II website at the Gallery page, after the deadline for submitting an entry.
Winners will be announced on the Odysseus II website.
The winners for the Junior Skywalkers and the Senior Skywalkers categories, chosen at the International Final, will both receive an iPad tablet with space-related e-books and applications, and a ‘European Youth Space Ambassador’ diploma, sent directly to their home or school. For full details on the prizes, please also see the Prizes section of the Skywalkers page.