How do I enter?

1. Create your content submission

2. Post your submission online where it is publicly visible and include a link back to

3. Submit your entry here ( view privacy policy )

Be quick! Entries close on 17th November 2010

Tip: Post your submission on the discussion section of our Facebook page, on YouTube or Vimeo, or on your own blog if you have an account on services like Tumblr or WordPress.

Remember, the final submission you make will be considered so if you post it early, you may have it reviewed by Piers himself!

What content do I create?

Aged 8 to 10?
Tell us a question you would like to ask Piers Sellers, in 50 words or less.

Aged 11 to 14?
Create a video of three minutes or less which conveys why you should get the chance to meet Piers Sellers, including one question you would like to ask him. Alternatively you present it as an essay of up to 300 words.

Aged 15 to 18?

Create a video or four minutes or less which cites one space related event, discovery or development from the last 40 years that you have been inspired by. Please include one related question that you would like to ask Piers Sellers. Alternatively you could submit this as an essay of up to 500 words in length.

Stuck for ideas for your video or essay?

Here are a few suggestions to help you on your way. Grab your mobile phone camera, digital camera or web-cam and get recording!

You could…

… pretend to be in orbit above the Earth

…use your web-cam to record your own news report about the first man on Mars

…talk from the point of view of an alien looking down on astronauts

…imagine what it’s like to go on a mission to Mars. What would you pack?

…make a mini-documentary about life on the Moon

Don’t forget to include the question you want to ask Piers!

Find out all about Piers by reading his biography and this interview, where Piers talks about what inspired him to become an astronaut and what it’s like to go on a spacewalk!

Know someone who could be inspired by the Meet An Astronaut competition? Please share this page on your favourite social network so they can join the excitement!