On December 1st, APECS Belgium and the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) launced a story contest for students of the 5th and 6th grade. This is done to celebrate 'Antarctica Day', because on this day in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed, dedicating the Antarctic continent to peacefull and scientific purposes only.
The idea behind the story contest is that students pick one of the 22 pictures as inspiration (some picutres are shown here on the left) and then get creative and write a 2-3 pages long story. A jury composed of young scientists and the Antarctica programme manager from Belspo will pick the 10 best stories in Dutch and the 10 best stories in French and collect them in a book. All participating schools will receive a printed book and the winning schools will also get a visit from a polar scientist.
Deadline is 14 February 2014!
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