Telescope Contest

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Look to the Stars 

Essay Contest

Write an essay and submit with a form to enter the contest.

Purpose: Sandy Creek Nature Center is offering an essay contest to win a telescope that will help budding astronomers learn more about what is visible in our night sky. 

Eligibility: Individual 4th grade through high school students in public, private, and homeschools from the following counties:  Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, Madison, Oglethorpe.

Contest Rules:

1.    Students must write a personal essay stating why they want to win a telescope and what they would like to observe with it.

2.    Essays should be between ½ page to 1 page in length typed. Please do not submit hand written entries.

3.    One entry per student. 

4.    Finalists will be interviewed in person before winners are announced.

Contest Deadlines: The contest runs September 2019 until November 1st 2019.  Essays must be submitted by email to Kate.Mowbray@accgov.com by 5pm on November 1st.

Winners will be notified by email via contact information provided on entry form.

The winners will receive the following as a prize.

-a refurbished telescope

-an informational packet

-an instructional lesson on how to use the telescope with Dr. Maurice Snook.


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