Space Colony Contest 1997 Results


There were 89 entries by 208 students, and 12 schools participated. Entries came from Israel, Canada and the U.S. Once again space settlement powerhouse John Swett High School dominated the 6-9 grade prizes. This year they were joined by newcomer Richard Montgomery High School which did very well in the 10-12 grade category. Josh Looks, who has moved to Israel, and Northern Secondary School in Canada took first place in their categories for the second year in a row. The U.S. regained grand prize status from Argentina with an exceptional effort by Nyssa Stephanie Rene Woods. The judges were especially pleased that the contest received entries outside the sciences from the Alabama School of Fine Arts and others. Ralston Middle School had the best models, we wish there was some way to put them on the WWW. Many thanks for all the hard work and enthusiasm from a wonderful world wide group of students and educators.


Grand Prize

The grand prize went to Nyssa Stephanie Rene Woods, a 12 year old student from Seton Home Study School, Jacksonville, Illinois. This strong technical project is called "SCORE: Self Contained Off-world Residential Environment." Among a wealth of good engineering, Nyssa has created the most complete space settlement food and agriculture analysis the contest organizers have seen anywhere.

Note: for the rest of the prizes there were individual and team awards for two groups: 6-9th grade and 10-12th grade. Team members are listed in alphabetical order. There were a number of ties.

First Prizes

Second Prizes

Third Prizes

Honorable mention for artistic merit:


Several educators deserve special mention for their involvement:


Special thanks to Gail Felchle for the design and production of the certificates. Thanks to Ruth Globus for designing the certificate logo.

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