2015 Youth Essay Contest deadline fast approaches

Posted by Karri Ferron
on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Attention U.S. students 17 and under! With less than one week until the deadline for Astronomy magazine’s 2015 Youth Essay Contest, I wanted to make sure everyone knows about this great opportunity.

It’s your time to tell Astronomy magazine and the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), one of the world’s premier expos on the hobby, what you love best about astronomy. Share your story in 300–500 words, and you could win two round-trip airline tickets and hotel accommodations for up to three nights at NEAF in Suffern, New York, April 18 to 19. This forum is a great place to share your love of the sky with fellow hobbyists. It features an A-list of exciting attendees (including well-known scientists and observers), more than 100 vendors, and hundreds of telescopes and accessories. The show also offers lots of exciting activities for kids, including daily solar observing and STARLAB planetarium shows.

Complete rules and more details are available on the official entry page, and if you have any questions, you can send them to me via email (kferron@astronomy.com) or post them in the comments below. The contest closes February 2, so don’t delay. The staff at Astronomy can’t wait to read your entry!

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