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by Kathleen Carpenter, Contributing Editor
Mars Society Contest For Students
Students; there is still time to enter the Hakluyt prize contest!
This year, as always, the Mars Society is conducting a contest for
the best student letter to world leaders advocating a humans to Mars
program. The letters should be no more than 500 words long, and will
be judged on the basis of both the quality of the letter and the
number of world leaders to whom it was sent. Students 22 years old
and younger are eligible. The winner will receive an all expenses
paid trip to the Mars Society Convention at Stanford, California, and
a fine Bushnell telescope. Winners in past years have included Adrian
Hon, 15, of Liverpool, England; Katie Harris, 17, of Georgetown,
Ontario; and Felix Dance, 16, of Brisbane, Australia.
Entries should be sent to Mars Society headquarters by no later than
May 31, 2001. Letters, including the list of leaders to whom they
were delivered, may be sent by email to email@example.com or via
post to Hakluyt Prize, Mars Society, Box 273, Indian Hills, CO 80454,
USA. The Hakluyt prize is named after Richard Hakluyt, the tireless
pamphleteer whose writings convinced Queen Elizabeth I and the circle
around her to take the policy decisions that made possible the
British settlement of North America.
For further information see the Mars Society's website at
http://www.marssociety.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org