Welcome to The 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest Portal. In Celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary, the Center for Educational Partnerships, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the ODU Libraries, and the Slover Library invite your team to submit works to “Voyages and Discoveries: Cross-Generational Reflections on the Significance of Space Exploration” Contest.

Did you watch the amazing historical event when man first walked on the moon? Find a partner from another generation and share this experience. What do you think will happen in space exploration in the future? Have a cross generational discussion of this amazing event and create a written story, poem, or dialogue and include an illustration of your written work. Follow the link below to submit your team entry based on the age of the youngest member.

Submitting Your Digital Content

Sponsored by the Center for Educational Partnerships, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the ODU Libraries, and the Slover Library presents the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Contest- “Voyages and Discoveries: Cross-Generational Reflections on the Significance of Space Exploration”.

The submission process is free and only takes about 10 minutes. Submissions must be entered by a Team of an Adult/Teen or Adult/Child. The Team can submit only one entry into the contest. Each team member must complete a contest application and release form to enter the contest. All entries must include a written entry (poem, short story, Q&A dialogue, or essay no more than 500 words) and include an illustration (drawing, painting, print, collage, cartoon, or original photograph).

Entries should include:

  • A clear connection between the chosen topic or theme (Voyages and/or Discoveries), the entrants’ own experiences, interests, or goals.
  • Explicit reference to the lunar landing anniversary and the future of spaceflight and exploration.
  • A brief statement of the contribution of the older and the younger partner (e.g. using initials).
  • A completed digital agreement that the submission is original and that it may be displayed in public.
  • All work must be original.

The Slover Library will host open workshops to complete your full contest entry on the following dates:

  • April 5th and 19th, in Room 555 at 12:30 pm
  • April 12th and 26th, in Room 290 at 12:30 pm
  • May 3rd and 17th, in Room 555 at 12:30 pm
  • May 10th and 24th, in Room 290 at 12:30 pm

Team partners do not have to attend any workshops in order to submit an entry to the contest.

Accepted File Formats

The written portion of the submission should be in PDF format. Artwork should be photographed, and at least 300 dpi resolution in JPEG format.

Submissions will be accepted from April 5th, 2019 to July 31st, 2019.

Finalists will be announced on August 17, 2019. Finalists will be notified and officially invited to the Award Ceremony and Exhibit at Slover Library.

Participants will receive recognition and Aerospace, NASA, and STEM/STEAM education-themed prizes.

A panel of judges will select finalists and 1st -5th place winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on August 24, 2019.

All entries will be included in a digital anthology of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing available after the contest.