Rules & Guidelines

Mission 2 & Mission 3
Review the Rules and Guidelines carefully. They have changed from last year.

 

  • Mission 1 is open to all ages. Missions 2 & 3 are open to students in grades 3-12 who are:
    • U.S. citizens and legal residents of U.S. States and, U.S. Territories;
    • Canadian residents (EXCLUDING Quebec); and
    • UK citizens and legal residents.
  • One group submission is allowed per digital entry (group submissions count as a single entry).
  • Only registered student(s) who have received parent permission may participate.
  • Individuals may participate simultaneously in both a group and an individual submission as long as the submissions are distinct and separate.

 

Mission 2

  • Students may work in groups or alone for Mission 2. Group submissions would be the work of 2-4 students. Each group member must register individually and receive parental permission. There are no exceptions.
  • Mission 2 entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on March 12, 2019.
 *NASA Goddard’s Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) employees and contractors, contest judges, NASA Goddard’s innovators involved in the selected spinoff stories, and immediate family members of any of these individuals are prohibited from participation in the development of contest submissions.

 

Mission 3

  • Students must work in groups with 2-4 students for Mission 3. Each group member must register individually and receive parental permission. There are no exceptions.
  • Mission 3 entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on February 12, 2019.
  • Twenty Mission 3 teams will be selected to move to InWorld OPSPARC by February 19, 2019. Each team will be mentored by a college student to continue to improve their Spinoff designs and develop a marketing plan within a 3D multi-user virtual world.
*NASA Goddard’s Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) employees and contractors, contest judges, NASA Goddard’s innovators involved in the selected spinoff stories, and immediate family members of any of these individuals are prohibited from participation in the development of contest submissions.

 

  • Videos within each entry may be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Entries must be submitted to the grade level category of the oldest member of the team.
  • Students may customize and change the design of the entry template.
  • The entry must clearly demonstrate the requirements within the Design Packet.
  • Submissions must be the original creation of the student(s).
  • Third-party media may be utilized in submissions to a limited extent. Inclusion of such media should be solely supplemental in nature to the overall submission content. In the event third-party media is utilized, permission to utilize any copyrighted or trademarked material must be obtained prior to submitting to NASA. Failure to comply with this guideline may result in disqualification of the submission.
  • There are no budgetary constraints imposed on video submissions. However, the stated members of the group must perform all work associated with the video submission.
  • Do not include identifiable information within the entry (i.e. no actual name, no school name, location). If you are using a device that has geo-location services, please turn those services off before creating your video or photos.
  • Submissions must be appropriate for general audiences as defined by the Motion Picture Association. Submissions containing nudity, crude or profane language, or inappropriate gestures or pictures will be disqualified. NASA reserves the right to disqualify any entry determined to be inappropriate.
 

 

  • All users must be registered and receive parental consent on opsparc.gsfc.nasa.gov
  • Groups must identify a single group leader who will submit the entry on the group’s behalf. However, all participant usernames must be listed on the final entry submission form.
  • Entries must be submitted on the NASA OPSPARC website and fill out all the requird fields.