This spring, teachers are encouraged to consider how they will engage students and bring the Your Place in Space Challenge into the classroom. Throughout the open submissions period, teachers will lead teams of students to develop ideas and submit designs. Submissions are due October 30, with judging and winner selection to follow.

Challenge launch

March 21, 2023
Teachers learn about the challenge, and prepare to assemble teams and incorporate relevant material into their classroom.
We are here

Virtual information session

May 10, 2023
The U.S. Department of Education and the Your Place in Space Challenge team held a virtual information session to share more about the challenge and answer questions.

Submissions close

October 30, 2023
Submissions close on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Judging begins

November 2023
Judges review submissions and assign scores based on the selection criteria.

Winner announcement

Early 2024
Up to 10 winners receive at least $5,000 each.