“Creative Writing meets Interstellar Space” – Poetry Contest

You may have heard that Voyager 1 crossed over into interstellar space a few times over the past year. This is because the boundary of where interstellar space begins is somewhat arbitrary.

We would like to know what interstellar space means to you. Where does your mind take you when you think about the regions beyond our solar system?

Contest Rules and outline:

–       Write a short poem on the given topic, no longer than 300 words.

–       Must be original

–       Submit poem in one of these file formats: doc, docx or pdf

–       Submission opens Today (Dec 12, 2013) – Closes at midnight on January 15, 2014

–       Must include age, bio, and contact info

–       One person per poem

–       Open to to all ages worldwide (must be written in English)

–       Must follow the following on twitter:                @ArtOfPhysics @YorkUniverse @STS_Canada for announcements and updates!

–       Submit your entries to astro.artofphysics@gmail.com

Three finalists will be announced on the 20th of January. We will then leave it up to the public to vote on the winner by the 30th of January!

The Prize: The winner will receive a limited edition NASA Space Shuttle Medallion (Bronze), it contains metal from special ingots that were flown on a Space shuttle mission. The winner will also get his/her poem published on the Astronomy – The Art of Physics page, the Space Tourism Society of Canada website, and the York Universe Website.

Good Luck!