1. Do I have to be featured personally in my work?
No, but you are very welcome to be.
2. What are the different categories?
There are five primary categories: 1. Video, 2. Artwork, 3. Storytelling, 4. Public Speaking, 5. Education.
If you have something you would still like to share even if it doesn’t fall under these categories, please use the #ESAchampion tag to let us know!
3. Can I be awarded in more than one category?
You are welcome to share several posts, but you are eligible to win only one award.
4. Are there special considerations depending on which social media platform I use?
We are considering creations posted on six social media channels: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. If you want to make your work more visible to us you can use the hashtag #ESAchampion. Keep in mind:
Twitter: Use the #ESAchampion hashtag on your post to increase visibility.
Facebook: Use the #ESAchampion hashtag on your post to increase visibility. Make sure your post is set to public.
YouTube: Make sure your post (for example, a public speaking recording, etc.) is of sufficient quality and that the link is externally accessible. Use the #ESAchampion hashtag to increase visibility.
Instagram: Use the #ESAchampion hashtag on your post to increase visibility. Make sure your content is properly visible and the account is set to public.
Pinterest: On your content posted on Pinterest, use the #ESAchampion hashtag to increase visibility. Make sure your post is properly visible.
LinkedIn: On your content posted on LinkedIn, use the #ESAchampion hashtag to increase visibility. Make sure your post is properly visible/public.
5. Will my work be used elsewhere, other than the platform I shared it into?
If you are selected as an ESA Champion, we will contact you to check you are happy for your work to be featured on ESA’s channels, and ask you to give written consent in accordance with our Privacy Notice. The announcement article will be promoted on ESA’s website, social media channels and therefore may also feature on ESA’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube/Pinterest/LinkedIn channels.
6. What are the criteria for the evaluation?
We will judge the works based on three criteria: focus on space in Europe, originality and skills/craftsmanship. We hope you’ll spend some time looking at the ESA Champions webpage to get inspired!
7. Who is judging the creations?
A jury of ESA professionals with different backgrounds, geographical origins and ages.
8. How will I know if I win a prize?
If you are nominated for an award, we will contact you through your social media account to ask for your consent before making the final announcement.
9. If there is more than one person in my post, who wins the prize?
The person who shared the post via their social media account will be contacted as the prize winner. But it is up to you to share the prize if it was a group effort.
10. How old do I need to be to share a post?
You must be at least 18 years old.
11. I don't live in Europe, can I still win an award?
The Awards are open to individuals residing in an ESA Member State, including Canada (as Cooperating State), Slovenia, Latvia and Lithuania (as Associate Members).
12. What language should the work that I want to share be in?
The post should be in any of the languages of ESA Member States, including of Canada (as Cooperating State), Slovenia, Latvia and Lithuania (as Associate Members).
13. I work at ESA or a partner agency. Am I eligible?
Yes, you can receive an award whether you are an ESA staff, ESA contractor, member of industry, academia, delegate and even if you are not affiliated with a space agency (e.g., general public). Please spread the word among your colleagues, too, and you are welcome to promote this activity on your social channels.
14. Where will news about the initiative be announced?
They will be announced on the ESA Champions webpage. If there is any major change to the initiative rules or dates, we will update this accordingly.
If you want to know more about ESA and space in Europe, the ESA Champions webpage will help you with useful tips, materials and updates about upcoming space projects and missions.
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