Voting for the Best Video Will Open on June 15th and the winner will be announced at the NewSpace 2011 Conference
Nyack, NY – Entrants into the We-Are-Space Video Contest now have an extra week to hone their videos as the submission deadline has been pushed to June 14th. All the submitted videos will be featured online at Spacevidcast.com/wearespace on June 15th. The sponsors, the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF), Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), and Spacevidcast, ask everyone to create a short, well-crafted video that answers the question, “How will emerging low-cost access to space transform both the role of government space agencies and the lives of ordinary citizens?” The winner will be announced and have their video screened at the NewSpace Awards Gala, part of the NewSpace 2011 Conference, where they will also be presented with the $1000 prize. Visit spacefrontier.org/we-are-space for further information about the contest and share the promotional video (linked below) with those you think will be inspired by the question posed.
The SFF, SEDS, and Spacevidcast are passionate about spreading information about space to a wider audience and helping to gain support for the next era of space exploration. You too can help support the space industry by inspiring the judges with your answers to the question and by sharing your favorite videos. A truly inclusive space program will require the participation of all, regardless of their direct affiliation with civil or commercial space. Let everyone know about the space industry’s hopeful future and inspire your network to get involved!The winner will be selected based on the number of ‘Likes’ received and the opinions from panel of judges including SFF Executive Director William Watson, Project Manager Sara Meschberger, Spacevicast.com Founders Ben and Cariann Higginbotham, and SEDS Chairman Rick Hanton. All the submitted videos will be available at Spacevidcast.com/wearespace. You must have a Facebook account to vote.
Jumpstart your creativity by watching previous winning submissions to the SFF video contests at Spacefrontier.org/vidvision-contest and follow the present contest on Twitter @weRspace.
Find Out the Winner of the We-Are-Space Contest at the NewSpace 2011 Conference!
The SFF’s annual conference is a meeting place for enthusiasts and activists in the space community. The theme of NewSpace 2011 is “The Next Big Thing” and big ideas that could rocket commercial space into a higher orbit will be presented. Space supporters of all types are encouraged to attend. Whether you’re an engineer, armchair enthusiast, businessperson, or media pro, bring your ideas for how to strengthen and popularize this great industry.
The conference will include three days of discussions on the potential and challenges of the commercial space industry. It won’t be all business though! The NewSpace Awards Gala will celebrate the huge strides this industry has already taken and recognize its stars, including the winner of the We-Are-Space Contest! Check out the growing list of speakers online now.
Find out how to support the next big thing in NewSpace at the NewSpace 2011 Conference website and register today for early-bird deals. NS11 will be held in Silicon Valley, CA at the NASA Ames Research Center on July 28-31.