Friday, October 14, 2011

Galileo Drawing Competition in school : enter your project !

Europe is creating its very own satellite navigation system, called The Galileo Programme

The Galileo Programme is about to start launching at least 27 satellites that will form a constellation orbiting at more than 20.000 km from Earth. 

The first two satellites are planned to be launched in the last quarter of 2011, using a rocket to bring them into space. 

One of those satellites will be named after a child living in Belgium and the other one will be named after a child living in Bulgaria. The next satellites will also receive the name of a child from a member state of the European Union."


  • Education level: Elementary school
  • Curricula: Sciences, Arts

Students from 25 European countries are invited to participate in a Drawing Competion to have a Galileo Programme Satellite named after them and launched into Space!

Who can participate:

Students from one of the 27 European Member States of the European Union. 

Children: aged 9-11 (born 2000, 2001, 2002)

How to participate:

To enter in the competition, students must create a picture that represents ‘Space and Aeronautics’. The drawing project includes things like stars, rockets, planets and satellites and what else students think of that in Space.
Students can create pictures using any drawing, painting, or colouring technique that they would like. 
They can use all sorts of materials like paints, felt tips, pencils, glue, glitter.
"The main thing is that you use a big dollop of imagination!" 
How to do it?
Students helped by teachers, parents or school librarians can do this by scanning the picture or by taking a digital photo.  
Only a picture by student. So, make sure that the students' choice is the favourite one.
Students must upload their picture until 15th November 2011
You still have a month! 

The drawings must be upload here


National Jury Panel will then select a winning picture. 
The winners will be invited to an Award Ceremony where they will be presented with a certificate and a trophy, to keep, that represents the satellite that will be named after them.

Kimberley Camilleri from Malta

Alexandre Lourenço from Portugal
"The first two satellites to be launched on 20 October will bear the names of the winning children from Belgium (Thijs) and Bulgaria (Natalia) where the competition already took place earlier this year."
Please find the Announcement in your own language here
"Take part in the competition and become an active supporter of this great adventure!"

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