Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prize Roundup - April 14, 2009

Some days its slow. - Unreasonable Rocket

Peter Diamandis twitter (from late April 13): just landed in DC. major X Prize announcement tomorrow on Healthcare. I already mentioned this press release: X PRIZE Foundation, WellPoint, to Announce Initial Design for Potential $10 Million X PRIZE to Revolutionize U.S. Health Care

New Competiton for Educators - Submit Uses of Hubble in Education - Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium - Educational Resources Blog - Here's the competition's Top Stars site.

Boston Micromachines Founder Dr. Thomas Bifano Awarded Bepi Colombo Prize - SpaceRef

I mentioned the I2I twitter recently; here's the I2I blog. (I2I = incentive2innovate "innovation prize/open collaboration" conference)

Three Mars stories nominated for 2009 storySouth Million Writers Award - Marooned - Science Fiction books on Mars

Hugo Awards Logo Contest (link from Science Fiction Awards Watch) -

You can become a part of Worldcon history by designing the official logo for The Hugo Award. ... The designer of the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize (sponsored by SCIFI), a glass trophy featuring the winning design, a membership to an upcoming Worldcon, signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo Award-winning novel American Gods and novella Coraline and the collection Fragile Things, including the Hugo Award-winning short story “A Study in Emerald.” The winning designer will also have the right to use the logo and identify him/herself as its creator.

2009 Thacher Scholar Awards Entries Received by April 6, 2009 - I've mentioned this one before, but I'm a bit late on the deadline reminder. Winners should be announced May 12. Here's a description of the contest:

The 2009 Thacher Scholars Awards will be given to secondary school students (grades 9-12) demonstrating the best use of geospatial technologies or data to study Earth. Eligible geospatial tools and data include satellite remote sensing, aerial photography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS). The main focus of the project must be on the application of the geospatial tool(s) or data to study a problem related to Earth's environment.