Enter the We-Are-Space video competition

May 20, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

How will emerging low-cost access to space transform both the role of government space agencies and the lives of ordinary citizens?

That is the question asked to participants in the Space Frontier Foundation and SpaceVidCast.com We-Are-Space video competition being run in partnership with SEDS-USA.  If you have a great 2-3 minute answer that you can turn into a stellar video, you have a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize!  Enter your video by June 7, 2011.

The videos will be judged by a panel consisting of SEDS Executive board members, SFF representatives and other members of the space
community to be announced at a later date. First prize is $1,000.00 provided by the Space Frontier Foundation. For more information, deadlines and the official rules please visit http://wearespace.com. Any questions can be sent to vice-chair@seds.org or sara.meschberger@spacefrontier.org. Make a video and share your view on the future of space with the world. Good luck!

For a brief introduction to the competition, watch the brief video below from Sara Meschberger of SEDS.

Lots of Great Yuri’s Night Information

March 24, 2011 in News by SEDS Chair

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri’s Night 2011 is nearly upon us, and there are tons of ways that students and friends of SEDS can get involved!

If you haven’t already, you should work on setting up a local Yuri’s Night party.  It could be an amazing party or learning event for hundreds of people or just a meetup between friends to celebrate humanity’s successes in space.  In either case, please post your party at yurisnight.net so that others might be able to come join in the fun.

Once that’s done, you need to go get involved in the contests set up by the Yuri’s Night planning team.  There is a chance for you to enter to win a free trip to visit space sites in Russia as well as chances to use your creativity to create ads to inspire the public and win prizes for your work.  All of the current prizes are listed at yurisnight.net/contests/ and most end in a week, so get busy!

We hope everyone around the world has a great Yuri’s Night this April 12 and thank you for helping our friends at Yuri’s Night make a difference.

- SEDS Executive Board

Yuri's Night 50th Banner

SEDS SpaceWiki Contest

January 13, 2011 in News by SEDS Webmaster

There are now less than 20 days left to participate on behalf of your chapter in the SEDS SpaceWiki Winter 2010 contest.  We’re working to help our friends at the new website www.spacewiki.com generate articles about companies, people, and events in the “New Space” industry.  And, if your chapter is able to generate the greatest amount of useful additions to the wiki by February 1, you could win $600 for your chapter to use on your own projects and programs at your school!

If you don’t know how to add to a wiki, it is really easy!  The first rule is to not be afraid to take chances make mistakes and get messy.  Just go to www.spacewiki.com, get an account (they prefer that you use your actual name as the username, i.e. “Jane Doe” rather than “jdoe”), add some information first to your user page about you and add a picture if you have one, then go exploring and add some information to any of the articles that could use some work.  If you want to get fancy and add tables and pictures and links, go check out http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Editing for a lot more information about that stuff.

Also of note, www.spacevidcast.com also just created a wiki site that they have begun building and have some great pages like http://wiki.spacevidcast.com/index.php/Mobile_Applications that lists tons of great space apps for your iPhone or Android phone that you should check out.

Video Contest Extended by 11 Days

October 22, 2010 in News by SEDS Webmaster

You have 11 more days to enter the SEDS Video Ad Contest for a chance to win $200 cash and other prizes! We have very few contestants right now, so make a brief video, send it in and your chances are good to win!

SEDS Video Ad Contest

September 18, 2010 in News by SEDS Webmaster

SEDS-USA is now accepting entries for the SEDS Video Ad contest. We challenge you, your friends, or your club to develop an awesome ad for SEDS-USA.