Summer competition: Out of This World
University of Plymouth’s ‘Out of This World’ competition is giving primary school students the chance to attend the British Astronaut Tim Peake's latest show, ‘Tim Peake: My Journey to Space’ on Monday 19 September 2022 at Plymouth Pavilions. Each competition winner can bring two guests. 
There are four prizes to be won – for your chance to win, please choose one category to enter below (only one entry per person). You will also get one stamp in your Children’s University passport to learning for participating. 

Category A

Do you know what an exoplanet is? Imagine your own exoplanet and design a leaflet to sell a holiday to your planet. Draw your exoplanet and persuade your audience why they should travel there. Get creative!

Category B

Ever wondered what it would be like to visit the International Space Station? Your mission is to design your own space station, describe what special features you have included on board and where it is in the solar system.  

What we are looking for

We want your entry to be the best it can be, so here are some tips to think about before you get started:
  • Start with some research into exoplanets, the International Space Station and Tim Peake’s mission. There are some great resources on the European Space Education Resource Office website or visit your local library.
  • Use your imagination and be creative with your idea.
  • Tell us in your own words why your space station or exoplanet is fantastic and why we should choose you as a prize winner. 
  • Make sure you follow our guidelines below on size.
  • Submit only one entry per person. 

  • Write more than 100 words for your answer.
  • Make your entry any larger than A3 in size.
  • Submit work other than your own.
  • Enter multiple times for the competition.
  • Use language in your entry that is not appropriate for a primary or secondary level of education. 

How to enter

By email:
Step 1
You must enter by completing our online application form, which will be automatically sent to us on completion. Please ensure you have permission from your parent or guardian before applying. 
Step 2
Next, email a clear scanned copy or photograph of your competition entry to
Please include in the title of the email, ‘Out of This World Competition: Category (A or B)’ with your full name and the name of your school or college. Remember to keep the original copy of your work safe. Design and drawing competition entries should be A4 or A3 in size and can be double-sided or folded. 
Step 3
Please keep your original artwork safe until at least Monday 19 September 2022 just in case we need to contact you to get a better picture of your design. Get help from a parent or guardian when uploading your image file and make sure you have their permission to enter the competition. 
By post:
Download, print and fill in the application form . Once you have completed all of the sections, post your application form and entry to:
University of Plymouth, Tim Peake: Out of This World Competition,
Outreach and Events Team,
Nancy Astor Building,
Level 3,
Plymouth, Devon,
PL4 8AA. 
Remember to use a large letter stamp if you are sending an A4 envelope.
The competition will close at 09:00 on Monday 22 August 2022. Awarded tickets cannot be transferred to a different date or resold. The prize is subject to government COVID-19 restrictions. 
Judging will be the week commencing Monday 22 August 2022 by a University panel of judges. Winners will be notified via email and telephone the week commencing Monday 29 August 2022. 
By applying for the competition, you agree to the University of Plymouth contacting you for the purpose outlined in the form and that your details will be kept, stored, and used in line with our enquirer privacy policy. Further details can be found in the University's privacy notices. Please ensure your parent/guardian has read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the competition. 

The prize (four winners)*

  • You and two guests (one must be a parent or guardian, or parent given consent via email to the University of Plymouth for a responsible adult/guardian over the age of 18 years old to attend on their behalf) will be invited to Tim Peake: My Journey to Space at the Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 19 September 2022 at 19:00.
  • Prize winners must be available to attend on Monday 19 September at 19:00.
  • You will be given a Children’s University certificate and Children’s University stamps for entering the competition and attending the event in your CU passport to learning.
  • Transport bursary may be available to winners and guests. 
*All prizes are subject to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.