Visualising a Life on Mars (VALOM)
Space has been a source of inspiration and the subject of creative
endeavours throughout the ages. Playwrights, authors, musicians,
photographers, model makers and painters have all found inspiration
in space and have inspired others with their works about space.
Many scientists and engineers were influenced to pursue their
careers by the creative works of others. In turn, their work in the
science and engineering fields can inspire future poets, filmmakers,
Life on Mars
There is increasing international interest in colonising Mars. Several
countries, multi-national space and private organisations are planning
to send both satellites, rovers and eventually humans to Mars.
The Visualising a Life on Mars challenge will draw together this
creative heritage and endeavours of people from throughout the
ages with the recent interest in traveling to and setting up
settlements on Mars.
Young star gazers will be able to choose between two
Mission 1 - The first mission will challenge young people to visualise
and share what it would be like to travel to and live on Mars.
This could be shared through a poem, painting, poster, drawing, model,
animation, photomontage, short film, or music.
Mission 2 - The second mission will challenge young people to promote and encourage fellow earthlings to travel to and set up a new life on the planet Mars. This could be done through a poster, drawing, photomontage, short film, or animation.
All entries will work will be exhibited in a virtual online gallery.