Contest Closed. The name of NASA's next Mars rover was announced on May 27, 2009.
Winning Student Essay Press Release
While the contest was active, participating students followed these rules:
- Get your parent's or guardian's permission to participate.
If you are 14 through 18, you may submit
online. If you are 13 and younger, you MUST submit with a mail-in form.
- Your Essay Must Be Your Own Original Work!
- Your Essay must not be longer than:
- 50 words if you are in Grades K-3
- 250 words if you are in Grades 4-7
- 500 words if you are in Grades 8-12
- If your idea is the name of a person, the person cannot still be living.
- Your idea for a name should not be the same as names already given to NASA
missions or programs or a name that is already under copyright.
- Follow the full contest rules!