Principia Explanation Challenge

A competition for university students to explain the science and technology of Tim Peake’s mission

Ages:

  • Adult

This competition is now closed

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) is pleased to announce the Principia Explanation Challenge, a competition for university students to explain the science and technology of Tim Peake’s mission.

Students are invited to illustrate and explain an element of Tim’s mission using any medium. Examples of suitable submissions include a Lego diorama of the METERON experiment, an animation of a Soyuz capsule docking with the International Space Station, a Soyuz rocket explained in the style of xkcd’s Up Goer Five poster, and a collection of haikus summarising several experiments on the ISS.

There are no set requirements for what a submission should contain. The goal is to produce creative, exciting, and innovative resources that can be used to educate and inspire school students and the public.

Submissions will be judged by UKSEDS, the UK Space Agency, and others, on the clarity and quality of their explanations, the originality and creativeness of their illustration, and their education value.

The best entry will be invited to present their work to Tim Peake and hundreds of school children at the Principia Education Conferences.  Other entrants will receive various other small prizes.

Please see the UKSEDS website for more details and the rules, or email Joseph Dudley at principia@ukseds.org if you have any questions

Submissions must be received by 11:02:33 BST (GMT +1) on 5 June 2016