World Space Week (WSW) is an important international event celebrated since 1999, according to a United Nations (UN) resolution. The week-long celebrations held from October 4 to 10 of every year, commemorate two milestones in Space exploration; the 4th October marking the launch of the first man-made satellite, Sputnik-1 in 1957, and the 10th October marking the day on which the UN declaration for peaceful uses of outer Space came into force in 1967.
SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year:
SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year with many exciting programs throughout the month of October with its associated schools and enthusiasts in India to join in the largest celebration of public space events based on a specific theme. SPACE encourages everybody to celebrate World Space Week all the way up to the 3rd week of October.
Every year, World Space Week Association selects a theme as a guide for celebration. Our 2023 WSW theme is “Space and Sustainability”, it will celebrate two branches of the topic to be covered-achieving sustainability in space, and achieving sustainability from space. The theme is inspired by how sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth-itself a finite resource. There is a much greater story to tell in terms of how space exploration and remote Earth observation can help drive change for our own home planet.
Organize any Astronomy Event: We recommended to hold any WSW-themed activities during the month of October and submitting the report to SPACE on firstname.lastname@example.org which will be then compiled bearing the name and sent to the World Space Week team at the UN.
SAT From Trash Competition
SPACE India invites entries for the “SAT from the Trash Competition” celebrated under World Space Week 2023 for students of classes 5th to 10th. Under this Event, students will make satellites using trash or easily available around them and participate in a friendly competition.
About the Competition
Participants will prepare a model of a satellite from trash, where trash stands for any in-expensive, discarded material with no utility. Note: Use of any kind of batteries, electronic, and electrical gadgets are prohibited.
The competition is open only to students who are associated with SPACE-related programs.
Theme: Space and Sustainability
WSW to celebrate sustainability in space, and sustainability from space in 2022. The theme is inspired by how sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth-itself a finite resource. There is a much greater story to tell in terms of how space exploration and remote Earth observation can help drive change for our own home planet. This includes measuring climate change, identifying pollution on land and at sea, and supporting agriculture in developing a nations-an endless list.
Minimum-2 minutes and Maximum- 3 minutes (the video should include the making of the satellite and its brief)
A minimum of two photos of the model are required.
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It will start from 4th October 2022 till 20th October 2022.
Note: Participants have to upload the video on the registration link.
For Technical Information About Parts of a Satellite, Refer to the Below Links:
Materials to Be Used / Not to Be Used in the Satellite Model:
|To be used||Not to be used|
|1. Ice cream sticks||1. Corks|
|2. Aluminum Foils||2. Scissors|
|3. Toothpicks||3. Blades|
|4. Tissue papers||4. Knives|
|5. Empty plastic bottles||5. Electronic Gadgets|
|6. Straws||6. Motors|
|7. Matchboxes||7. Electrical Gadgets|
|8. Empty unused small boxes||8. Lights|
|9. News Papers||9. Batteries|
|10. Any other object which is flammable or sharp|
- You can use any kind of color or other decorating material to decorate your satellite.
- You can use any kind of binding agent or glue to make your satellite.
- Scissors and Cutters are allowed only for cutting purposes.
To be kept in mind during model making:
- The model should not be a working model.
- The model should contain all the essential parts of a satellite.
- The students should be able to explain the model, its parts, and its purpose. They have room for creativity and originality too.
- The satellite model should have a relevant name.
- The model should not exceed the dimension of 1ft X 1ft X 1ft.
- Replica models of famous satellites are also acceptable.
The models will be judged on the following parameters.
- Essential Parts of a satellite
- Presentation of the model
- Explanation of the satellite model
Photographs of satellite models as examples:
In case of any other queries, you can contact us at email@example.com
National Astro-toon Competition
SPACE invites entries for the annual WSW “National Astro-toon Competition” on the theme “Space and Sustainability” announced by World Space Week for Space enthusiasts. Participants can make cartoons related to Space and Sustainability, Space Debris, measuring climate change, identifying pollution on land and at sea, supporting agriculture in developing nations, etc, and participate in a friendly competition.
Everyone is eligible to come and participate in the event.
- Category 1: Class 1st to 2nd (Only one cartoon panel on A-4 Sheet)
- Category 2: Class 3rd to 5th (Only one cartoon panel on A-4 Sheet)
- Category 3: Class 6th to 8th (Storyline Cartoons strip of 4 to 6 cartoon images on A-3 Sheet)
- Category 4: Class 9th to 12th (Storyline Cartoons strip of 4 to 6 cartoon images on A-3 Sheet)
Theme: Space and Sustainability
WSW will celebrate two branches of the topic to be covered-achieving sustainability in space, and achieving sustainability from space. The theme is inspired by how sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth-itself a finite resource. There is a much greater story to tell in terms of how space exploration and remote Earth observation can help drive change for our own home planet.
Registration: It will start from 4th October 2022 till 20th October 2022.
Submit your artwork on
The three best entries in each category will be awarded prizes. Winners will receive appreciation certificates and Space goodies by SPACE.
Terms & Conditions
- Only 1 Cartoon strip per student will be accepted.
- Class I to V students have to make a single-panel cartoon. Multiple panels will not be accepted.
- Category from class VI to XII and Adults can create multiple panels (Minimum 4 and maximum 6) within the sheet to present their storyline.
- The participants should do their signature at the bottom right corner of the sheet along with his/her name, class, and institution name. Cartoons should be neatly drawn over. Any color can be used.
- Cartoons will be judged on the basis of originality, technique, style, composition, context, creativity, and imagination as well as relevance to the theme.
National Infographic Competition
SPACE invites entries for the annual WSW “National Infographic Competition” on the theme “Space and Sustainability” announced by World Space Week for Space enthusiasts. An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. Participants can make infographics related to Astronomy and Space Science preferably Space and Sustainability, and participate in a friendly competition.
- Category 1: 6th -8th
- Category 2: 9th -12th
- Category 3: Adults
It will start from 4th October 2022 till 22nd October 2022.
Submit your infographic on –
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The three best entries in each category will be awarded prizes. Winners will receive appreciation certificates and Space goodies.
Terms & Conditions
- The Infographics will be submitted digitally in .jpeg, .jpg, .png.
- Only 1 infographic per participant will be accepted.
- Infographics will be judged on the basis of originality, technique, style, composition, context, creativity, and imagination.
- We may ask the participants to submit editable files of the infographics if required.
- By submitting the infographics in the competition, participants have to provide SPACE the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic platforms.
National Astro Video Podcast Competition
- Shoot a video based on the theme for the year 2022.
- Post on any social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), keeping Privacy Settings as Public, It is compulsory to tag @SPACEIndiaEdu (for Facebook), @spacian (for Twitter), and @space_india (for Instagram) and use hashtags #SPACEIndia, #DigitalIndia, #ThinkShootUpload
- Registration will start from October 4, 2022 to October 20, 2022.
Link to register:
The themes for the year 2022 are: –
a) Category 1: Class 1st – 3rd (Chandrayaan II)
b) Category 2: Class 4th – 5th (Space Debris)
c) Category 3: Class 6th – 9th (Webb Telescope’s First Images of Unseen Universe)
d)Category 4: Class 10th–12th (Artemis 1: Mission to Moon)
e) Category 5: Adult (Space and Human Sustainability)
Any scientific aids or models can be used to explain the contributions.
The mode of explaining the theme can be a demonstration, presentation, interaction, or interview.
a) Explaining the topic with a self-made presentation or photographs (can be used from the internet with proper credits).
b) Interacting or interviewing a group of people to highlight the theme.
- The video should introduce only ONE participant. Volunteers can be involved
- A Team can create the video but registration will be ACCEPTED for one individual only. No Team registration will be accepted.
Categories for Participation
- Category 1 [Class 1st – 3rd]
- Category 2 [Class 4th – 5th]
- Category 3 [Class 6th – 9th]
- Category 4 [Class 10th – 12th]
- Category 5 [Adult]
Results & Awards
- In each category 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize will be given and one most popular Video will be selected from the overall categories.
- Likes and share on the videos will be counted till 24th October 2022 and final results will be announced till last week of November.
- Winners will get an Appreciation Certificate recognized by SPACE India with Space goodies. Participants will be given certificates for their efforts.
Video format and duration
- Format used for the video should be .mpeg, .mov, .avi, .mp4, etc.
- Duration of the video must not exceed 2 Minutes.
Video shooting parameters
- The video can be shot using a webcam, phone video recorder, video camcorders, digital cameras and DSLR.
- Audio needs to be clear and audible.
- Common and easily available software can be used for editing.
The entries will be judged on the following basis:
- Creativity and originality in presenting the topic.
- Use of interesting and creative modes and teaching aids to explain the topic.
- Scientific approach of the video and correct use of scientific terms.
- Statically biased video i.e. the difference between the result and true value should be the same.
- Innovative idea, message, or thought was delivered in an original and imaginative way.
Most Popular: There will be only one winner out of all the entries. The maximum number of likes generated on the video link that is registered will be considered. The likes generated on the shared video will not be considered.
- For the award category of Most Popular likes the video with a fake profile will be discarded.
- The podcasts will be judged based on the originality of the idea, science content, clarity of the concept, and its delivery along with usage of aids.
- By submitting your video, you are promising that you own all rights to all material in your video, including the music, images, script, and rights to include all persons, places or organizations included or depicted. SPACE India will have distribution rights for non-commercial use, and video makers will have co-distribution rights for either public or commercial use. You also agree to allow SPACE India to use your name, identification, and likeness to use, promote or publicize your video in any manner, without limitation, and without further compensation.
- This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. By submitting your video, you agree to release Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter of any and all liability associated with this contest.
Register Your Own Event
Plan an Activity/Event: Identify and plan space-related activities using the list of events as suggested by SPACE on the next page, or any other Astronomy activity that you choose. The plan should be for 4-10 Oct during the WSW, but as it coincides with holidays in a few regions of India and WSW accepts events till the end of Oct, you can plan for any time in October. We prefer the timeline of 4th October – 15th October.
Register your Event on WSW: The interested students and institutions will register the events with us by 15th October by mentioning SPACE India before School Name e.g.: SPACE India – GD Goenka Public School on the online link provided.
Publicize the Event: Post about your event on Social Networking – using hashtags #WSW2021 and #SPACEIndia. Use the World Space Week name and logo, and the SPACE logo in your posters and flyers.
Conduct the Event: Conduct the activity as per your plan. Be sure to take some pictures and note down information such as the number of attendees, to use these in the final report.
Report your Event: After your event concludes, please submit your report and pictures to SPACE. A report format is included as an attachment. Submit from 4th Oct to 15th Oct. All previously registered events will be updated using these reports on the WSW by SPACE. All photos will be submitted by SPACE.
WSW Certificates Everyone who has completed the following steps will be given a WSW certificate for Registration of the event on the WSW website by 14th October and the submission of the report by 16th October.
SPACE Astronomy Talks (SAT)
A set of well-known people in unusual roles or projects in astronomy will be invited for a series of hangouts open to the public. SPACE will set up and announce Google Hangouts to the public and schools via the Website and social media will be updated with dates and names/links. Invitations to be sent to a few prominent people in unusual positions in Astronomy. Hangouts will be scheduled in the week of 4 – 10 October.
Dates for Sat Talk Series are –
Stay tuned for more updates on scheduled talks!
SPACE has been very active in WSW:
SPACE schools have conducted a large number of events for WSW
1000+ events done by SPACE schools over the years
About 80% of events reported from India are by SPACE
SPACE Foundation President Mr Sachin Bahmba is the National Coordinator for WSW
SPACE India is active on many social media platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Please follow SPACE India on these channels!
Plan your WSW Event between October 4- 20
Register your event on the Link
Use the WSW India poster to publicize your event.
Use social media before, during and after the event:
Twitter handle @WSW_INDIA, hashtags: #SpaceIndia, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA
Facebook: World Space Week India, hashtags: #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia
Instagram: space_india , hashtags: #WSW2019 #worldspaceweek #worldspaceweek2019 #SPACEIndia
Hold the event!
Report back the results of the event on firstname.lastname@example.org.