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Earth and Space Week

Nick Falk

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Urgent call for participation

The European Commission and the European Space Agency have decided to

prolong the Earth & Space Week Competition until

January 24 given the high demand of schools that would still like to

participate. More pupils will now be given the

chance to submit their designs of "A Flag for Planet Earth". The flag

should depict both Earth and Space dimensions and

show their views of how Earth Observation and space sciences help to

improve life on planet Earth.

The 3 winning and the 6 finalist designs will be exhibited in Brussels

during the international Earth & Space Week Expo.

?The winners and runners up will have the opportunity to come to

Brussels for the award ceremony of the competition.

During their stay in Brussels, they will attend the official opening of

the Expo and meet European Commission Vice

President and Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry G. Verheugen,

European Commissioner for Science and Research

Janez Potocnik, European Space Agency Director General Jean-Jacques

Dordain and other senior officials, dignitaries and


A picture of the 3 winning flags will be taken to space with the

European astronauts, autographed and then offered to

the winners. The pupils will also receive a real size flag with their


Nowadays it is so important to keep an eye on our planet to understand

it and possibly talk about how to protect it, so

why not get your classes to draw the flag of planet Earth, and your

pupils may win a chance to meet high officials, feel

the intensity of the Earth and Space week in Brussels, and have the

great honour to see their drawing turned into an

offical flag.

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Guest Toby Cope

This sounds really interesting! B)

I will be adding info about this competition to my website and will inform the science department at my school as well.

That is a really great prize as well, I envy to person who win's it! :please

Toby Cope

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