Voyages and Discoveries

Cross-Generational Reflections on the Significance of Space Exploration

Applications extended through July 31st!

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

Did you watch the amazing, historic event when man first walked on the moon? What do you think will happen in space exploration in the future? Have you ever wanted to know more about space? Learn all about space and space exploration and enter to win awesome prizes.

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Enter to win one of these amazing prizes!

Talk with a child, teen, parent, grandparent, or neighbor and have a cross-generational discussion of this amazing event, space exploration, and technological advances in Space flight. Share your moon memories with a child or teen. Then create a written story, poem, or dialogue and an illustration to enter to win.

Create Your Story

Form a two-person team of an Adult+Teen or Adult+Child and share your stories and ideas.
Your team can consist of any adult of 20 years or older and a child or teen 4-19 years old.

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Need some help getting started? Download our starter questionnaire or come to our contest workshops.

Fridays at 12:30 PM – 2 PM

Room 555 Room 290
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*Attending a workshop is not required to enter the contest.

Submit Your Work

Each team member must complete a contest application and release form to enter the contest.

Submit your team’s applications and entry to the age categories below
or email and

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.

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