Earth 360 Naming Contest: Eligibility, Rules and Entry!
The Earth 360 project will ascend to an altitude of 100,000 feet with 6 cameras photographing the earth. The result: an interactive 360º panoramic like never before seen. We have engineered a capsule, which we simply call "the rig" for lack of a better name. We decided a few weeks back to hold a naming contest as a way to come up with a cool name and engage more of the public.
As mentioned on our blog, we at Almost Rocket Science are excited to announce our naming contest for the Earth 360 capsule or rig. We have some neat prizes for the winner and runner-up! And best of all Clara Ma is going to help judge the winner! Get all the information below and even enter!
The contest is open to all persons worldwide. Note there will be two categories: a student category (18 and under) and adult category (above 18).
An adult age 18 or over must submit contest entries on behalf of entrants under age 18. In order for an entrant to accept the grand prize, parental consent must be given to the Almost Rocket Science to use the name and likeness of the grand prize winner in contest-related communications.
Entries must be submitted by ̶D̶e̶c̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶3̶1̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶2̶ January 7, 201311:59 p.m. EST using official entry page.
Eligible entries consist of the following information:
- Proposed name - limited to 16 characters and meeting the guidelines below.
- Justification paragraph - limited to 100 word.
- First name of child submitter - first name only, please.
- Name of adult submitter - must be an individual over 18.
- Email address of adult submitter - this address will only be used to communicate the results of the contest.
- Relationship of adult submitter to child contest entrant (parent/guardian or teacher/mentor) - used to determine whether additional parental consent is necessary for child participation.
- Age of contest entrant as of December 14, 2012.
- Entrants are asked to specify their country of residence in order for Almost Rocket Science to gauge international participation in the contest. US entrants will also be asked for their State of residence.
Proposed names must be:
- no more than 16 characters long (including any spaces or punctuation);
- preferably one word
- pronounceable (in some language)
- written using Latin characters (transliterations of names from languages not written using Latin characters are acceptable);
- reflect the goal of the Earth 360 project if possible (inspire others to explore the world around us and beyond).
Almost Rocket Science will review the initial entries for conformity to the rules. Depending upon the number of entries received, the pre-selection panel may also perform a first round of selection of entries. The entries will then be judged by a prize panel composed of the Almost Rocket Science crew, Earth 360 friends, and Clara Ma, which will select the top entries for each category as finalists. Clara Ma will then select a grand prize winner!
One grand prize consisting of the honor of naming the Earth 360 capsule, a certificate recognizing this fact, an Almost Rocket Science Lego Rocket set (only given to our STEM podcast guests), a flown mission patch, the winner's name flown aboard on a flight manifest, recognition on the Almost Rocket Science website and social media accounts will be awarded to the grand prize winner.
One runner-up prize consisting of a flown mission patch, the runner-up's name flown aboard on a flight manifest, recognition on the Almost Rocket Science website and social media accounts will be awarded to the runner-up.
*Prizes are subject to change without notification. International entrants may be required to pay a shipping charge for prizes if selected as the grand prize winner or runner-up.