The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) has established an exciting competition for 11 to 18-year-olds. By collecting discarded materials (such as plastic and wood) entrants can “upcycle” these items to build a creation based upon EUMETSAT's satellites or facilities. Participants are encouraged to display care for their local environment and to promote recycling awareness. The best three models will be awarded prizes!
In this contest, participants will learn about the role of meteorological satellites in monitoring and caring for the health of our planet. Moreover, the importance of recycling is emphasized and the entrants will see how many materials can be easily reused. As long as the materials that are used pose no harm to anyone, anything can be used. Other items to assist in construction, such as glue and staples, are allowed as long as the main structure consists of recycled items.
The 2018 Learning Zone Competition
All students aged 11 to 18 attending public, private or home schools can join this competition. They should document where the waste was collected and should introduce themselves and their masterpiece once it is complete to explain how it works. The deadline to submit an entry is 16 September 2018. On 8 October, the winner will be announced.
The creations will be judged based on creativity, sustainability and aesthetic aspects. The public’s opinion will also contribute to the final vote. The first prize is a GoPro HERO6 and the second and third prizes are compact cameras.
If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email to [email protected].