The South African Astronomical Observatory turns 200 in 2021, and they are giving younger learners, across the country, an opportunity to win some exciting prizes for their masterpieces.
The competition forms part of the double century celebration and is open to all foundation phase learners, from Grades R to 3. It kicked off on Friday, 26 February and will close on Monday, 31 May, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.
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It is as easy as drawing anything related to astronomy on an A4 sheet of paper – it could be the moon, the sun, the solar system or galaxies far, far, away. The competition offers learners an opportunity to learn about astronomy in a more playful and engaging way.
The following fantastic prizes are up for grabs per grade:
- 1st Prize – R2500 Stationery Voucher
- 2nd Prize – R1500 Stationery Voucher
- 3rd Prize – R1000 Stationery Voucher
And as a BONUS prize, the school with the most entries will win a
R15000 stationary voucher.
The art piece must be marked (in the bottom right hand corner) with the learners name and surname, their grade and the name of their school. It can then be scanned and emailed to: [email protected] OR it can be placed in an envelope then sealed and labelled: AstroArt. These envelopes must be clearly marked for the attention of Cedric Jacobs and then delivered to the SAAO Security office at our premises in Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town.
- The competition is open to grade R to 3 learners at a South African school.
- Relatives of employees of the South African Astronomical Observatory are excluded from participating.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The competition is running from Friday, 26th February through to Monday, 31st May 2021.
- For enquiries please send an email to [email protected].