The window to participate in the CHEOPS children’s drawings campaign has closed on October, 30th 2015. Please do not send any more drawings.
Current information about the CHEOPS children’s drawing campaign are available here
Send your drawing into Space!
Together with the CHEOPS Space telescope, we plan to launch about 2700 children’s drawings into space. They will be engraved in miniaturised form onto two titan plaques. These plaques will be mounted onto the satellites and a prominent representative of the Swiss Confederation will unveil them during an official event.
Who can participate?
All children between 8 and 14 years that live in Switzerland or another ESA member country can submit a drawing. For Drawing-Campaigns outside Switzerland, respective space agencies are responsible. Participants who do not live in Switzerland should send the drawings to their local space agency.
When will the campaign run?
In Switzerland, the Drawing-Campaign started with a series of events on astronomically significant days: On Friday, March 20, Europe could observe a partial solar eclipse, and on Saturday, March 21, was the “Astronomy Day”. The campaign will last until October 31 2015 which will be the last day (postal stamp) when drawings can be accepted.
How can I participate?
The Drawing-Campaign in Switzerland is realized in collaboration with astronomical associations, astronomical observatories, and other organizations. So watch out for events organized by your local astronomy club or other institutions. If you can’t find an event close to you, or if you don’t want to wait, you can participate right now: At all times during the campaign (March 21st – October 31st 2015) you can download the drawing-sheet from the “Downloads” section below and print it at home. You can then create and send your drawing to us by letter using the address that is printed on the drawing-sheet.
What should be drawn?
The topic of the drawing has to be related to space and/or the space telescope CHEOPS.
What should I take into account especially?
The drawing has to be within the defined frame on the prepared drawing-sheet. Even though we’d love colorful drawings, the drawings have to be painted with black crayons or felt-tip pens in black and white. This is the only way they can be engraved on the plaque.
Do I have a guarantee, that my drawing will fly into space?
If possible, all drawings will be sent into space. Should there be more than 3000 submitted drawings, a lottery will decide what drawings will be placed on the plaque.
Final participation conditions
By submitting a drawing the participant child and its parents agree that we may use the drawing for CHEOPS related publications on the Internet, print product, and in media. In a publication, the first name, initial of the last name, and the age of the child may be indicated. Personal data of participants will not be submitted to third parties. With the submission of the drawing, the parents declare their full acceptance of these participation conditions.
Do you want to promote this Drawing-Campaign? Print the poster in the required format:
A2-Poster «CHEOPS-Drawing-Campaign» Version d – Version f – Version e
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