COMPETITIONS Comp

Our spinning solar system

Make your own solar-powered model of our solar system. You’ll even get to assemble the parts yourself, so you’ll learn how a solar panel can drive a motor. Then, watch as the planets spin in their orbits around the Sun!

Solar system kit

For your chance to win this kit, figure out which planet is missing from this illustration of our solar system. Tell us an interesting fact about the missing planet!


illustration of planets 

How to enter

To be in the running to win one of these fantastic prizes, photograph your entry and email it to helixassist@csiro.au by by 14 July 2020. Include your name, age, address and Double Helix subscriber number*. Get a parent’s permission, and ask them to sign each entry. The best entries in each competition will win.

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Terms and conditions of entry

  1. To be valid, all entries must include name, address, age of entrant and Double Helix subscriber number.
  2. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO.
  3. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance.
  4. Age will be taken into consideration when judging.
  5. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further.
  6. Winners will be notified by mail and the names of competition winners only will be published three issues later.
  7. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes.
  8. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO.
  9. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize.
  10. The closing date for this issue's entries is 14 July 2020.
  11. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work.
  12. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere.
  13. Winners should allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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