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"What's So Great About Space?" Contest to meet Col. Chris Hadfield

September 10, 2013

Students are encouraged to enter a contest to meet Col. Chris Hadfield. There will be 10 prize packages to receive a backstage pass and an autographed poster.


What’s so great about space? Students in grades 5 to 12 can write about space, produce a video or artwork – and possibly win a chance to meet Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station.
The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus and the Central Okanagan School District are jointly sponsoring a contest that will give grade 5 to 12 students a chance to win one of 10 Chris Hadfield prize packages, consisting of:
Two priority‐seat tickets to UBC’s Distinguished Speaker Series event with Col. Chris
Hadfield on Monday, October 7 – one for themselves and one for their parent/guardian;
A commemorative bag and poster signed by Col. Hadfield;
A back‐stage pass to meet Col. Hadfield.
The contest is open to all schools in the Central Okanagan.
Contest Rules:
Students must be in Grades 5 to 12 and reside in the Central Okanagan.
Students should be prepared to travel to the Kelowna Community Theatre in downtown Kelowna with a parent/guardian should they win.
Students should be comfortable with having their submission shared via promotion tools – social media, web, radio and print – along with their grade, gender and school – though no names will be given without permission of the entrant.
Submissions should have as their main theme, “What’s so great about space?”, and consist of one of the following:
o Up to 300 words in an essay, poem, song or creative work;
o Up to a two‐minute hosted video;
o A piece of digital artwork.
Contest Timeline:
Deadline for submissions is 8 a.m. PDT, Monday, September 30.
Ten winners will be drawn from submissions on Tuesday, October 1; winners will be contacted by e‐mail.
How to Enter:
Entries, including student’s name, grade, gender and school, must be emailed to:
The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and