Every year on April 12th the space community erupts all over the world in joyous celebration as we remember the flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. As THE World Space Party, Yuri’s Night aims not just to honor and commemorate the date, but also to inspire and include a variety of space-lovers on an international level. As part of that effort, Yuri’s Night is offering a $500 cash prize for the SEDS chapter that hosts the most awesome Yuri’s Night party on or around April 12th.
Accordingly, they will be looking for “the number and variety of attendees, involvement of notable personalities, traditional and social media attention garnered (use hashtag #YurisNight), quality of graphic design, quality of photos of the event, and creativity in activities/decor etc.” SEDS will be presenting the award at this year’s SpaceVision 2017 at Cape Canaveral in November.
To be eligible, events must be organized by a SEDS-USA chapter and registered on the Yuri’s Night website. If you want to compete but do not have a chapter at your university or college, please contact email@example.com or visit http://seds.org/join/ to start one. To nominate an event for consideration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your school, event information and photos by June 30, 2017. Feel free to share photos on your preferred social media and with other events worldwide at live.yurisnight.net. Have fun with it!