Deadline: August 31, 2018 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: College students and early career professionals (who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry)
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Project Mars Competition 2018

NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do?

Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about NASA’s deep space endeavors, including the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket and deep space gateway concept, and create their visualization of what this expedition may look like.

Your chance to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.

NASA’s exploration missions will help build a flexible, reusable and sustainable infrastructure that will last multiple decades and support missions of increasing complexity to enable missions to Mars.

Orion is NASA’s new spacecraft that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond to make new discoveries about our solar system and unlock the mysteries of our own planet Earth.

Orion will launch from a modernized Kennedy Space Center in Florida on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in the world, capable of launching and carrying habitation, propulsion and logistics modules for a proposed deep space gateway, as well as landers, rovers and other surface systems that will be needed for a Martian voyage.


Shoot a film

Bring your interpretation of NASA’s work to send humans to Mars to life through breathtaking cinematography, amazing animations and state-of-the-art special effects.

You have up to 5 minutes to tell an inspiring story about a 9-month trek to the Red Planet, so captivating creativity is a must! The winning short film will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Gareth Edwards, director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:

  • $10,000 Grand Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize

Make a poster

Recruit brave astronauts for a daring mission, promote space tourism for the adventurous, or depict the next generation of space systems that will transport new world explorers to Mars.

The sky is not the limit when you design a poster for the deep space journey, so reach out to infinity and beyond for creative ideas. The winning poster will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Joshua Grossberg, creative director of McCann New York.

Eight prizes will be awarded in the poster category:

  • 1 X $1,500 FIRST PLACE
  • 2 X $1,000 SECOND PLACE
  • 5 X $500 THIRD PLACE

Interested in applying for the Project Mars Competition 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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