Mission to Mars Contest

Welcome to the Mission to Mars Contest! 


to our winners of the Mission to Mars Contest!
1st Place,  Philippe Hempel  ~ “Mission to Mars – Survival” Video
2nd Place, Kamren Cruz ~ “How Would My Colony Survive on Mars?” paper
3rd Place, Nacia Rendon ~  “Life on Mars” Video
We had many excellent entries and thank everyone for entering the contest.
Thanks again to our wonderful sponsors and prize donors.


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Questions?  Email NSSofNT@yahoo.com

 What is the contest about?

The contest was inspired by a wonderful donation from Per Wimmer to send a child to Space Camp.  The National Space Society of North Texas focus is to educate children on space travel and the future of space exploration. With the gracious donation of wonderful museums and organizations, the Mission to Mars Contest was launched.

How do I enter?

Simple!  Tell or show us “How would your colony travel Mars?”, or “How would your colony survive on Mars?” 

You can explain using any number of methods… whatever you are excited about.

  • Photos
  • Video (hosted on YouTube or similar)
  • Written paper or paragraph
  • Photos of a diorama
  • Etc!

Details on the contest theme and references can be found on the Mission to Mars Contest Theme page.  Open to Texas residents.

When is the contest?

Entries will be accepted August 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017.

The contest entry page is located here: Entry Form!

Who is eligible for the contest?

All participants must be at least 12-14 year of years of age by July 1st of 2017, a legal U.S. resident, and located in the state of Texas.

How often can I enter?

We accept only one entry per child.

How and when do you choose the winners?

Winners are chosen by the board members of the National Space Society of North Texas.

(1) Grand prize winner and two (2) runner up winners will selected by in March; the winners will be notified by telephone, email or mail, per the information indicated in your online entry form to confirm eligibility.

The official announcement will occur in April 9, 2017,  to the winners and announced on this page.

The prizes will be given, in person, at the National Space Society of North Texas meeting in May 14, 2017.

What are the prizes?

This is the best part!

The Grand (1st place) prize, donated by Per Wimmer, is admission to the Space Academy camp at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama during the July 2017 session. 

Runner up prizes have been donated by these incredible organizations and museums. Prizes will be selected at random.

Do you have a poster or flyer I can use?

Yes, you can use this flyer for printing:  Mission to Mars Print

And this flyer for website use:  Mission to Mars Web


Email: NSSofNT@yahoo.com

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