Name the Rover Contest

Name the Rover Contest

You Can Name the Mars 2020 Rover!

This Opportunity Is Now Closed

Thanks for your interest in the Name the Rover essay contest. Come back in mid-January to participate in our public poll and tell us your favorite name.

Learn About the Mission

Key Dates

  • Contest
    Aug. 28 2019
  • Contest
    Nov. 01 2019
  • Judging
    Nov. - Jan. 2019
  • Public
    Jan. 2020
  • Final Name
    Feb. 2020

By participating in the essay contest, students will:

  • Learn about real NASA missions
  • Apply their critical thinking skills
  • Learn something new, and form questions about a place they may never have heard of
  • Conduct research using NASA websites
  • Applying their writing skills

The essays of finalists will be published on NASA's Mars Website.

Public Poll

People worldwide will have an opportunity to let us know what their favorite names are and vote on the top names. Come back to take part in the poll in January, 2020.