Yuri’s Night is pleased to announce that our two recently-announced contests, the “Call to Humanity” Space Exploration Advertisement Competition and Yuri’s Night Russian Tour Sweepstakes, are now officially open and accepting entries. $18,000 in space-themed prizes are being offered through these two contests, both of which are completely free to enter.
If you can’t wait to sign up, visit our Contests webpage at http://yurisnight.net/contests/; if you’d like to hear a bit more first, read on.
The Space Exploration Advertisement Competition will award a 4-day tour of Moscow, Russia, including a microgravity flight in an Ilyushin-76 aircraft, to an artist, designer or creative individual who creates a print ad which best captures the wonder of space and demonstrates the potential to best inspire the public. The winner will be judged by a celebrity panel of space notables, but entries will also be eligible for a fan-voted People’s Choice Award with another exciting set of prizes. All entries are due by March 31st.
If you’re not quite as artistically talented, sign up for the Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, a drawing which gives space enthusiasts around the world a chance to win a 10-day “VIP Lift-Off In Baikonur” package, which includes the opportunity to witness the launch of a Soyuz rocket live and in person. The winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Entries are free, but donations to Yuri’s Night are encouraged.
Finally, Yuri’s Night is still in the middle of our YN11 Video Contest, awarding a cash prize to the creator of the best tribute video celebrating the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight. As of March 12th, Yuri’s Night will be releasing daily videos recorded by members of the Association of Space Explorers, including Alexey Leonov, Chris Hadfield and Valentina Tereshkova, in support of the continued exploration of outer space; contest participants are encouraged to make use of these videos in their entries.
For more information on these competitions, visit our contests page at http://yurisnight.net/contests/. Don’t delay–get started on your entries now!
Yuri’s Night would like to thank Space Travellers for their sponsorship of the Space Exploration Advertisement Competition and Russian Space Tour Sweepstakes, as well as OpenLuna for their sponsorship of the Yuri’s Night 2011 Video Contest.