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 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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