Student Competitions

The ISDC ‘98 Student Competitions Program is designed as an Outreach Program to Wisconsin Middle Schools and High Schools, Grades 6-12. However students anywhere are welcome to participate, and a mail-in opportunity will be available. The program outlined here is a “work in progress” so watch for updates.

ESSAY and FICTION Competitions

Target Judging Day April 25th, 1998
System of Semi Finals under consideration

Awards to be presented as part of the Wisconsin Space Business Roundtable Meeting at the ISDC ‘98 Hotel (Hyatt Regency Milwaukee), Thursday evening, May 21st, 1998 (the eve of the Conference). Picture taken with “an Astronaut” (TBD)

Award winning Essays and Fiction pieces to be collected and published as the ISDC ‘98 Junior Proceedings, available for purchase at the conference. The award winning authors will be given free registration to the conference, their parents and/or friends are eligible for a reduced registration rate (TBD). We expect that there will be additional prizes.

ESSAY Topics

500-1000 words, depending on grade
8.5x11 double spaced typed or computer printed
Draft papers should be proof read for grammar and spelling, corrected version submitted.
Suggested themes are listed below:

FICTION Categories

1000-5000 words
Can be a straight story, a humorous piece
or a news interview with a fictitious explorer or settler etc.
Suggested themes are listed below:

ART, MODEL, DIORAMA, COMPUTER CREATION Competitions

Display and Judging will be at the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Armory on Saturday May 17, 1998 as part of the Rockets for Schools rocket launching activities that day in Sheboygan. Sheboygan is 50 miles north of Milwaukee along the Lake Michigan shore.

Awards to be presented as part of the Wisconsin Space Business Roundtable Meeting at the ISDC ‘98 Hotel (Hyatt Regency Milwaukee), Thursday evening, May 21st, 1998 (the eve of the Conference). Picture taken with “an Astronaut” (TBD)

Award winning Entries will go on display in the ISDC ‘98 Exhibit Hall, and award winners will be given free registration to the conference, their parents and/or friends are eligible for a reduced registration rate (TBD). We expect there will be additional prizes.

COMPUTER Creations

ART Categories

maximum 12” x16” paper, foam core, no cardboard or construction paper; matted Bill Burt (414) 762-9315 and Cheryl Morissette (414) 649-9674 can answer questions submitted by/through teachers.
Suggested themes:

MODELS and dioramas

Models and table top dioramas should be portable in weight and size (maximum 30”X8’)
Some ideas:

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